Christopher Murray

Professor, Health Metrics Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Global Health
Chair, Health Metrics Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121-


Research Interests

Health metrics and evaluation; mortality analysis and causes of death; life expectancy; health disparities; burden of disease assessment; coronavirus; Covid-19; emerging diseases; epidemics; pandemics; disease outbreaks

Global Health Biography


MD Medicine (MD), Harvard University, 1991

DPhil International Health Economics, International Studies, Oxford University (UK), 1987

BA Biology, Harvard University, 1984

In the News

Why are so many Americans dying young?
The Atlantic, 12/13/2016

Here's where America ranks among the world's healthiest countries
Fortune, 09/22/2016

New map finds 2 billion people at risk of Zika virus
eLife Sciences, 05/03/2016

The surprising role of Netflix in global health
watsi blog, 03/03/2016

Disparity in life spans of the rich and the poor is growing
New York Times, 02/18/2016

Putting public health on the map
Business World, 11/02/2015

How big data can make people healthier in emerging markets
Techonomy, 07/21/2015

Investments Save Millions of Children's Lives
The Lancet, 07/02/2015

Turning to Big, Big Data to See What Ails the World
New York Times, 04/23/2015

Transforming Global Health with Metrics: Chris Murray
Humanosphere, 03/20/2015