Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health
The Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, MD, is the oldest and largest department of international health in the world, uniquely equipped to develop affordable ways of protecting and improving health through health services and behavioral changes.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are collaborating with IHME on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2010 Study and the Population Health Metrics Research Consortium (PHMRC) project.
For the GBD Study, Johns Hopkins researchers are collaborating with IHME on child diseases. The study is producing estimates measuring the impact of hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in 21 regions around the world. Members of Johns Hopkins serve on the core group for the study.
Other researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health served as collaborating members of the PHMRC, led by IHME. The PHMRC Project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as one of the Grand Challenges in Global Health with the goal of developing new tools for measuring population health.
The Johns Hopkins team, led by Dr. Robert Black, plays a key role in the project design, implementation, and management of two research sites in Pemba Island, Tanzania, and Uttar Pradesh, India. Verbal autopsies, household surveys, and census data were collected at both sites. The Johns Hopkins team contributed to the development of methods and instruments and the interpretation of analyses. Johns Hopkins researchers collaborated on the PHMRC from 2007 to the project’s conclusion in 2011.