Abraham D Flaxman

Associate Professor, Health Metrics Sciences
Associate Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Associate Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering


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Research Interests

Machine learning for global health, computational algorithms, verbal autopsy, model-based meta-regression, optimal resource allocation, Bayesian data analysis, systems dynamics modeling


PhD Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006

BS Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000

In the News

Study reveals diabetic retinopathy affecting more people than previously estimated
KOMO, 07/05/2023

Ukraine gets new mental health center for soldiers, locals with trauma
USA Today, 03/05/2023

Cultural healing and resiliency current treatment for overcoming the fallout of colonization
KTVA Alaska, 01/03/2017

What UW is doing to fight Zika
Department of Global Health News, 05/20/2016

The Nate Silver of Public Health
OZY/USA Today, 11/05/2014

New Study Looks into Deaths Caused by Iraq War
The Daily, 10/29/2013

New Estimates of Iraq War Deaths
PLOS Medicine, 10/15/2013

Health Metrics Professor Develops Award-Winning Algorithm
The Daily, 04/19/2013

Close Up November 2012: Abraham Flaxman
SPH News, 11/01/2012

'Innovator' Spotlight on UW Data Virtuoso
Seattle Times, 08/31/2012