• Professor, Global Health
mohsen naghavi

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

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Dr. Mohsen Naghavi, MD, MPH, PhD, is Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). He is a key member of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) research team and lead Causes of Death, Cancers and Gastrointestinal diseases working groups and develop partnerships with countries to produce GBD estimates that at subnational level.

Dr. Naghavi was a leading expert on primary health care, disease, injury, and cause of death in Iran, after spending most of his career at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education in Iran, where he ran numerous programs and initiatives he joined to IHME at 2007. At the Ministry, Dr. Naghavi headed up the Applied Research Center for Health and was in charge of disease control for both the province and the district.

Prior to joining IHME, Dr. Naghavi was a Research Fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health in 2007. For more information, see his profile.

  • PhD (Tehran University)
  • MPH (Tehran University)
  • MD (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
Country Affiliations 
  • Persian
Health Topics 
  • Causes of Death
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Mortality

Burden of disease, death registry system and cause of death data, epidemiological study at the national level in developing countries; epidemiology of intentional and unintentional injuries; program evaluation in horizontal health systems; health information systems in developing countries; Health system expansion; management and integration of health programs.


Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 :LANCET, v.385, n.9963, p.117-171, 2015

The Global Burden of Cancer 2013: JAMA Oncol. 2015;1(4):505-527. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.0735.

Algorithms for enhancing public health utility of national causes-of-death data:Population Health MetricsAdvancing innovation in health measurement20108:9
DOI: 10.1186/1478-7954-8-9

The burden of disease and injury in Iran 2003:Population Health MetricsAdvancing innovation in health measurement20097:9
DOI: 10.1186/1478-7954-7-9