• Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Health Metrics Sciences
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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121
United States

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Laura Dwyer-Lindgren is an Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. At IHME, she leads the US Health Disparities Team which aims to estimate disease burden and disparities in disease burden by location, race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in the United States. She also is a member of the Local Burden of Disease research team, where her focus is mapping the HIV epidemic globally.

Dr. Dwyer-Lindgren received an MPH in Health Metrics and Evaluation from the University of Washington and a PhD in Public Health from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

  • PhD (Erasmus University (Rotterdam))
  • MPH (University of Washington)
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Health Topics 
  • Adult Mortality
  • Biostatistics
  • Burden of Disease
  • Causes of Death
  • Child Mortality
  • Geography
  • Health Disparities
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Race
  • Social Determinants of Health
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Dwyer-Lindgren L, Cork MA, Sligar A, Steuben KM, Wilson KF, Provost NR, et al. Mapping HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2017. Nature. 2019;570(7760):189.

Dwyer-Lindgren L, Squires ER, Teeple S, Ikilezi G, Allen Roberts D, Colombara DV, et al. Small area estimation of under-5 mortality in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia using spatially misaligned data. Population Health Metrics. 2018;16(1):13.

Dwyer-Lindgren L, Stubbs RW, Bertozzi-Villa A, Morozoff C, Callender C, Finegold SB, et al. Variation in life expectancy and mortality by cause among neighbourhoods in King County, WA, USA, 1990–2014: a census tract-level analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet Public Health. 2017;2(9):e400–10.

Dwyer-Lindgren L, Bertozzi-Villa A, Stubbs RW, Morozoff C, Mackenbach JP, Lenthe FJ van, et al. Inequalities in life expectancy among US counties, 1980 to 2014: temporal trends and key drivers. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2017;177(7):1003–11.

Dwyer-Lindgren L, Bertozzi-Villa A, Stubbs RW, Morozoff C, Kutz MJ, Huynh C, et al. US county-level trends in mortality rates for major causes of death, 1980-2014. JAMA. 2016;316(22):2385–401.