Estimating Age Specific Mortality for the Global Burden of Disease Project

MAR 10, 2017 | 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue




March 10, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM




 Dr. Haidong Wang
Associate Professor of Global Health Department of Global Health and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project provides a comprehensive analytical framework to assess the burden of over 300 diseases. As an important corner stone of the project, GBD also provides separately estimated all-cause mortality for 195 countries and selected subnational locations for year 1970-2016. 

A new relationship model life table system is developed to provide more accurate assessment of age pattern of mortality in places where vital registration system is not present, and more importantly better estimate of the impact of the HIV/AIDS on age pattern of mortality in countries with higher HIV prevalence. In this talk, we will present the details of this new model life table system. 

Pre-Seminar: We will meet at NOON to have lunch with the speaker at the CUNY Graduate Center cafeteria (8th floor). Everyone is welcome to join the lunch and/or seminar. 

Post-Seminar: CIDR fellows are strongly encouraged to meet with the speaker after the seminar to discuss his work further and consult about graduate school, research, job market, career, etc.