In addition to its core research, IHME leads a number of special research projects focusing on the Global Burden of Disease, health resource allocation, malaria control, and population health measurement and evaluation. IHME is collaborating with hundreds of public health experts and researchers around the world on these projects.
The goal of DCPN is to improve how health resources are allocated in countries by producing estimates of the costs and cost effectiveness of interventions and health service delivery platforms.
GBD 2010 is the most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. It is the product of a global research collaborative and quantifies the impact of hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in 187 countries around the world over two decades.
To provide critical information for planning government facilities, policies, and interventions, IHME is working with collaborators in four countries to improve the understanding of leading causes of death in areas with poor or nonexistent vital registration systems.
The goal of this project is to provide a burden of disease study at the national and subnational levels and create an integrated surveillance system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to regularly update estimates of the burden of conditions and risk factors.
IHME is evaluating the effectiveness of malaria interventions in two countries by analyzing their effect on child mortality and producing estimates at the national and local levels.
This project will explore disparities in chronic disease among US communities by designing a cost-effective and easily scalable data collection system to track such diseases and their accompanying risk factors using multiple data sources.
IHME, working in close collaboration with research organizations in four countries, is developing methods to measure mortality, causes of death, and incidence of major illnesses where data are incomplete.
The goal of the PHMRC Mexico Study was to offer better instruments and methods to countries for measuring population health where cause of death coding and information on disease prevalence is incomplete or inadequate. As part of the study, IHME pioneered new ways to collect cause of death information through verbal autopsies.
In support of USAID’s strategic plan in reducing child mortality with a view to achieving zero preventable child deaths, IHME is conducting quantitative analyses.
IHME, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank, is measuring effective intervention coverage and health systems performance in southern Mexico and Central America.