• Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Health Metrics Sciences
Haidong Wang

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

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Haidong Wang, PhD, is an associate professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). A specialist in demography and economics, Wang is leading the work on building a new model life table system that is one of the foundational pieces for the ambitious Global Burden of Disease 2010 study. As an extension of that work, Wang was one of the leaders of the IHME research team that identified new trends in global child mortality and adult mortality in 2010. For more information, view his bio.

  • PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
  • MA (University of Pennsylvania)
  • MA (Peking University (China))
Country Affiliations 
  • Mandarin
Health Topics 
  • Adult Mortality
  • Burden of Disease
  • Child Mortality
  • COVID-19
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Outcomes
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Social Determinants of Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Wang, Haidong, et al. "Estimates of global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980–2015: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015." The Lancet HIV (2016).

Wang Y*, Li X*, Zhou M*, Luo S*, Liang J, Liddell CA, Coates MM, Gao Y, Wang L, He C, Kang C, Liu S, Dai L, Schumacher AE, Fraser MS, Wolock TM, Pain A, Levitz CE, Singh L, Coggeshall M, Lind M, Li Y, Qi Li, Deng K, Mu Y, Deng C, Yi L, Liu Z, Ma X, Li H, Mu D, Zhu J†, Murray CJL†, Wang H. Under-5 mortality in 2,851 Chinese counties, 1996–2012: a subnational assessment of achieving MDG 4 goals in China. The Lancet. 2015 Oct 25. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00554-1.

Wang H et al. Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet. 2014 May 2. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60497-9.

Wang H*, Dwyer-Lindgren L, Lofgren KT, Rajaratnam JK, Marcus JR, Levin-Rector A, Levitz C, Lopez AD, Murray CJL. Age-specific and sex-specific mortality in 187 countries, 1970–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. 2012 Dec 13; 380: 2071–2094.

Wang, Haidong, and Samuel H. Preston. "Forecasting United States mortality using cohort smoking histories." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106.2 (2009): 393-398.