IHME’s Global Health Insights

Dive into the latest trending topics in global health with IHME’s Global Health Insights podcast. Our health researchers explain the significance of new studies, share data related to current events, and help you understand the story behind the numbers.

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Episodes

Thursday May 16, 2024

Can we see the future in the present? How will the world be impacted by conditions including diabetes and other non-communicable diseases? How will environmental changes impact health? The latest Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) forecasts disease burden scenarios for more than 200 countries through 2050. We discuss the data with study author IHME Director Dr. Chris Murray.
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An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.Learn more about IHME: https://www.healthdata.org/ 
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Thursday May 16, 2024

Understanding the relationship between risk factors and health outcomes is key to improving health and developing evidence-based policy. The latest Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) uses innovative new methods to analyze risk factors to health in more than 200 countries. We discuss the data with study author Dr. Michael Brauer of IHME and the University of British Columbia.
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An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.
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Wednesday May 01, 2024

Males and females have unique health concerns that grow over time. Females show higher rates of health loss from conditions including depressive disorders, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Males show higher rates of health loss from cardiovascular, respiratory, and liver diseases. The latest Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) looks at trends across regions and age groups and highlights the need for specific strategies to address these challenges. We discuss the data with study authors IHME Researcher Gabriela Fernanda Gil and Dr. Vedavati Patwardhan of the University of California, San Diego.
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An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.Learn more about IHME: https://www.healthdata.org/ 
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Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

PEPFAR has saved more than 25 million lives and provides funding for AIDS treatment and education programs across Africa and into Asia and the Americas. But the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief faces new uncertainty in terms of long-term financial support. Traditionally funded for five years at a time, the program has recently been funded on only an annual basis. A government scientist under seven presidents, Dr. Anthony Fauci was a leading AIDS researcher in the early 1980s and is one of the architects of PEPFAR. In this episode, he joins health economist Dr. Angela Apeagyei of IHME to discuss the importance of this lifesaving program.
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An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.
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Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

The world is facing a low-fertility future. By 2050, more than three-quarters of countries will not have fertility rates high enough to sustain population size over time. The latest Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) looks at past and future trends, which have major implications for societies and economies. We discuss the fertility research with Dr. Austin Schumacher, one of the study’s authors.
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An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.
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Introducing GBD 2021

Thursday Mar 14, 2024

Thursday Mar 14, 2024

The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) is the most comprehensive assessment of health trends and conditions across countries. The latest GBD studies provide detailed analysis of disease burden related to life expectancy, fertility, neurology, and many other health topics. We discuss GBD with IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray.
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An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.
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US maternal mortality

Tuesday Jan 30, 2024

Tuesday Jan 30, 2024

Maternal mortality is a public health crisis in the United States. From 1999 and 2019, US maternal mortality more than doubled, according to a new study published by IHME and Mass General Brigham. We discuss this research with Dr. Greg Roth of IHME, Dr. Allison Bryant of Mass General Brigham, and Professor Monica McLemore of University of Washington.
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An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.
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Tuesday Jan 30, 2024

A new study shows that antimicrobial resistance (AMR)is a significant threat in all 35 countries in the Americas causing 2 distinct problems: a high burden of infectious diseases & countries where a concerning proportion of infections involve AMR. We discuss the research with co-authors Lucien Swetschinski and Daniel Araki, as well as Dr. Gisela Robles Aguilar of Oxford University.
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An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.
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Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou and Dr. Ali Mokdad discuss the results from our new Pandemic Recovery Survey, showing the health and wellness of 21 countries following the pandemic.
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An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.
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Thursday Jan 18, 2024

About 15% of people over the age of 30 have osteoarthritis. We discuss the implications for population health with IHME researchers Dr. Jaimie Steinmetz and Dr. Liane Ong, as well as University of British Columbia's Dr. Jack Kopec.
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An independent population health research organization based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) works with collaborators around the world to develop timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence that illuminates the state of health everywhere. In making our research available and approachable, we aim to inform health policy and practice in pursuit of our vision: all people living long lives in full health.
Learn more about IHME: https://www.healthdata.org/ 
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