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Webinar on Global Burden of Disease, Oct. 24

Dr. Ali Mokdad
Dr. Ali Mokdad

The Office of Disease Prevention will hold a webinar on “The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study: Drivers of Premature Mortality in the United States.” It will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Ali Mokdad will summarize the history, analytical principles and methods underlying the GBD Study. He will describe the work and results of a collaboration with the Office of Disease Prevention to estimate disease burden for the population under 70 years of age.

Mokdad is a professor of health metrics sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and chief strategy officer for population health at the University of Washington. As a public health researcher, he has published groundbreaking work on local-level disease trends and some of the leading risk factors for poor health. His work on obesity is among the most highly cited in the field.
Prior to joining the IHME, Mokdad worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, starting his career there in 1990. 

Registration is required at The webinar will be recorded and available on the ODP website in about a week.

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