• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Assistant Professor, Health Metrics Sciences

Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation
Seattle, WA
United States

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David Pigott, DPhil, is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. He is a faculty member in the Geospatial team, focusing on improving the spatial resolution at which disease burden and metrics are considered, expanding and refining existing techniques to a wider number of pathogens and sequelae. He also leads work defining at-risk areas for a number of pathogens with pandemic potential and quantifying heterogeneities in global response capacity.

Dr. Pigott studied at the University of Oxford, UK, first for an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, then a DPhil investigating the spatial epidemiology of a variety of pathogens, including the leishmaniases and a number of zoonotic hemorrhagic fevers.

IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.

  • DPhil (University of Oxford)
  • BA (University of Oxford)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Adult Mortality
  • Burden of Disease
  • Causes of Death
  • Child Mortality
  • Ebola
  • Epidemiology
  • Geography
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Malaria
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Zoonotic Diseases and Animal Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Pigott DM, Golding N, Mylne A, Huang Z, Henry AJ, Weiss DJ, Brady OJ, Kraemer MUG, Smith DL, Moyes CL, Bhatt S, Gething PW, Horby PW, Bogoch II, Brownstein JS, Mekaru SR, Tatem AJ, Khan K, Hay SI. Mapping the zoonotic niche of Ebola virus disease in Africa. eLife. 2014 Sep 8; 3:e04395. doi: 10.7554/eLife.04395

Pigott DM, Howes RE, Wiebe A, Battle KE, Golding N, Gething PW, Dowell SF, Farag TH, Garcia AJ, Kimball AM, Krause LK, Smith CH, Brooker SJ, Kyu HH, Vos T, Murray CJL, Moyes CL, Hay SI. Prioritizing infectious disease mapping. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2015 Jun 10. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003756

Pigott DM, Bhatt S, Golding N, Duda KA, Battle KE, Brady OJ, Messina JP, Balard Y, Bastien P, Pratlong F, Brownstein JS, Freifeld CC, Mekaru SR, Gething PW, George DB, Myers MF, Reithinger R, Hay SI. Global distribution maps of the leishmaniases. eLife. 2014 Jun 27; 1:140042. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.02851

Messina JP, Kraemer MUG, Brady OJ, Pigott DM, Shearer FM, Weiss DJ, Golding N, Ruktanonchai W, Gething PW, Cohn E, Brownstein JS, Khan K, Tatem AJ, Jaenisch T, Murray CJL, Marinho F, Scott TW, Hay SI. Mapping global environmental suitability for Zika virus. eLife. 2016 Apr 19. doi: 10.7554/eLife.15272

Hay SI, Battle KE, Pigott DM, Smith DL, Moyes CL, Bhatt S, Brownstein JS, Collier N, Myers MF, George DB, Gething PW. Global mapping of infectious disease. The Royal Society. 2013 Feb 4; 368(1614). doi:10.1098/rstb.2012.0250