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

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600
Box 358210
Seattle, WA 98121
United States

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Professor Murray’s career has focused on improving health for everyone worldwide by improving health evidence. A physician and health economist, his work has led to the development of a range of new methods and empirical studies to strengthen health measurement, analyze the performance of public health and medical care systems, and assess the cost-effectiveness of health technologies. IHME provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.

Before founding IHME, Murray served as Executive Director, Evidence and Information for Policy Cluster at the World Health Organization, Director, Harvard Initiative for Global Health and Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and Richard Saltonstall Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and 2018 co-recipient of the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award. 

  • MD (Harvard University)
  • DPhil (Oxford University (UK))
  • BA (Harvard University)
Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Burden of Disease
  • Causes of Death
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Health Economics
  • Health Financing
  • Health Outcomes
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Mortality
  • Social Determinants of Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Afshin A, Sur PJ, Fay KA, Cornaby L, Ferrara G… Murray CJL et al (2019) Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30041-8

Kyu HH, Abate D, Abate KH, Abay SM… Murray CJL et al (2018) Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 359 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. DOI: /10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32335-3

Murray CJL, Callender CSKH, Kulikoff XR, Srinivasan V et al (2018) Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32278-5

Foreman KJ, Marquez N, Dolgert A, Fukutaki K… Murray CJL et al (2018) Forecasting life expectancy, years of life lost, and all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 250 causes of death: reference and alternative scenarios for 2016–40 for 195 countries and territories using data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31694-5

Naghavi M, Marczak L, Kutz M, Shackelford K… Murray CJL et al (2018) Global Mortality From Firearms, 1990-2016. JAMA. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.10060