• Professor, Global Health
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Services

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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Box 358210
Seattle, WA 98121
United States

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Dr. Emmanuela Gakidou is Director of Education and Training at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME.) She also leads the Institute's research activities in the area of evaluations. Dr. Gakidou's research interests are impact evaluation and methods development for analytical challenges in global health.

Before joining IHME, Dr. Gakidou was a research associate at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Prior to moving to Harvard University, Dr. Gakidou worked as a health economist at the World Health Organization (WHO), where she led work on the measurement of health inequalities. For more details, see her bio.

  • PhD (Harvard University)
  • MSc (Harvard University)
  • AB (Harvard University)
Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Cancer
  • Education and Training
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
Affiliated Organizations 
  • Center for AIDS Research (UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
  • PhD in Global Health: Metrics & Implementation Science

Impact evaluation studies; health systems reforms; health inequalities and health of the poor; measurement of adult mortality in developing countries


Fifty years of violent war deaths from Vietnam to Bosnia: analysis of data from the world health survey programme. Obermeyer Z, Murray CJ, Gakidou E. BMJ. 2008 Jun 28;336(7659):1482-6. Epub 2008 Jun 19.

Coverage of cervical cancer screening in 57 countries: low average levels and large inequalities. Gakidou E, Nordhagen S, Obermeyer Z. PLoS Med. 2008 Jun 17;5(6):e132. No abstract available.

Prevention of cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals in low-income and middle-income countries: health effects and costs. Lim SS, Gaziano TA, Gakidou E, Reddy KS, Farzadfar F, Lozano R, Rodgers A. Lancet. 2007 Dec 15;370(9604):2054-62. Epub 2007 Dec 11. Review.