• Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate 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 Local Burden of Disease team, focusing on improving the spatial resolution at which disease burden and health 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 outbreak potential and quantifying heterogeneities in global response capacity to better inform future preparedness planning. Most recently he has been working on COVID-19 research.

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.

  • DPhil (University of Oxford)
  • BA (University of Oxford)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Adult Mortality
  • Biodefense Infectious Diseases
  • Burden of Disease
  • Causes of Death
  • Child Mortality
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Ebola
  • Environmental Health (incl. Climate Change)
  • Epidemiology
  • Geography
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Malaria
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Viruses
  • Zoonotic Diseases and Animal Health

Pigott, D.M., Deshpande, A., Letourneau, I., Morozoff, C., Reiner Jr., R.C., Kraemer, M.U.G., Brent, S.E., Bogoch, I.I., Khan, K., Biehl, M.H., Burstein, R., Earl, L., Fullman, N., Messina, J.P., Mylne, A.Q.N., Moyes, C.L., Shearer, F.M., Bhatt, S., Brady, O.J., Gething, P.W., Weiss, D.J., Tatem, A.J., Caley, L., de Groeve, T., Vernaccini, L., Golding, N., Horby, P., Kuhn, J.H., Laney, S.J., Ng, E., Piot, P., Sankoh, O., Murray, C.J.L., and Hay, S.I. (2017) Local, national, and regional viral haemorrhagic fever pandemic potential in Africa: a multistage analysis The Lancet 390 2662-72 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32092-5 PMCID: PMC5735217

Longbottom, J., Shearer, F.M., Devine, M., Alcoba, G., Chappuis, F., Weiss, D.J., Ray, S.E., Ray, N., Warrell, D.A., de Castañeda, R.R., Williams, D.J., Hay, S.I., and Pigott, D.M. (2018) Vulnerability to snakebite envenoming: a global mapping of hotspots The Lancet 392 10148 673-684 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31224-8 PMCID: PMC6115328.

Berger, K.A., Pigott, D.M., Tomlinson, F., Godding, D., Maurer-Stroh, S., Taye, B., Sirota, F.L., Han, A., Lee, R.T.C., Gunalan, V., Eisenhaber, F., Hay, S.I., and Russell, C.A. (2018) The geographic variation of surveillance and zoonotic spillover potential of influenza viruses in domestic poultry and swine Open Forum Infectious Diseases 5 12 ofy318 doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy318 PMCID: PMC6309522.

Pigott, D.M.*, Golding, N.*, Mylne, A., Huang, Z., Henry, A.J., Weiss, D.J., Brady, O.J., Kraemer, M.U.G., Smith, D.L., Moyes, C.L., Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Horby, P.W., Bogoch, I.I., Brownstein, J.S., Mekaru, S.R., Tatem, A.J., Khan, K. and Hay, S.I. (2014) Mapping the zoonotic niche of Ebola virus disease in Africa. eLife 3: e04395 doi:10.7554/eLife.04395 PMCID: PMC4166725.

GBD 2017 SDG Collaborators (2018) Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 The Lancet 392 10159 2091-2138 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32281-5 PMCID: PMC6227911.