University of Washington School of Public Health
Researcher and/or Postdoctoral Fellow, Malaria - Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: January 18, 2017
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington focused on expanding the quantitative evidence base for health. A core research area for IHME is the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) enterprise. A systematic, scientific effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography over time, GBD is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. GBD’s aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Researcher and/or Postdoctoral Fellow whose work will focus on developing strategy for malaria elimination. The purpose of this position is to help devise and apply innovative methods to produce robust policy recommendations for addressing questions about where and when to intervene and optimal suites of interventions to eliminate malaria.
The work will focus on priority areas for malaria elimination including parts of southern sub-Saharan Africa, Hispaniola, and the greater Mekong Delta region. The Researcher will work closely with malaria control teams in these locations and will collaborate with the Malaria Modelling Consortium to achieve shared goals.