The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems. As the lead organization for the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD), IHME collects every type of social and health related data from around the word to inform the annual updates of GBD.
Each release contains over a billion estimates covering all diseases and injuries for nearly every country over the last two decades. It takes powerful analytics and a collaborative network to conduct this research. It takes equally formidable tools to distribute that information in a compelling, persuasive manner.
In this presentation you will learn about the back-end structures (data, infrastructure, modeling, and analytics) for one of the largest health research projects in the world. You will also learn about the unique methods we use to visualize large, statistical data in a way that is interactive and cogent for policy makers.
Matthew Israelson is the Data Development Manager at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). He joined the team in 2013 and is responsible for identifying and obtaining access to health-related data for IHME’s global research initiatives. Prior to joining IHME, Matthew worked as a project manager with the federal government and private sector where he supervised the collection and analysis of sensitive datasets. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in History and Political Science, and received an MA in Diplomacy from Norwich University.
8:30 Registration & Networking
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 11:30 Presentation
11:30 - 11:45 Open Q&A