• Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Metrics Sciences
Nicholas Kassebaum

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121
United States

Phone Number: 
206-897-2800
Email: 
nickjk@uw.edu
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Biography 

Nicholas Kassebaum, MD, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington from the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital. At IHME, he is working on the landmark Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study and the Cost-Effectiveness research team. Dr. Kassebaum researches the burden and effectiveness of interventions for specific conditions and analyzes hospital data on surgical cost-effectiveness in various health care settings around the world. Within GBD, he has a special interest in maternal and child health issues, including congenital diseases and hemoglobinopathies, anemia, oral and dental health, as well as sexually transmitted infections.

Dr. Kassebaum earned a BA cum laude from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and also studied as an undergraduate at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University, did his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington, and completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital, where he now practices clinically.

Education 
  • MD (Vanderbilt University)
  • BA (Macalester College)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • Japanese
Health Topics 
  • Burden of Disease
  • Causes of Death
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Child Mortality
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Education and Training
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Nutrition
  • Oral Health
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • Surgery
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Publications 

GBD 2015 Maternal Mortality Collaborators (Kassebaum NJ is corresponding author). Global, regional, and national maternal mortality, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. Oct 8, 2016. 388(10053):1775-1812. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31470-2.

GBD 2015 DALYs and HALE Collaborators (Kassebaum NJ is corresponding author). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1603-1658. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31460-X.

NJ Kassebaum, R Lozano, SS Lim, CJL Murray. Setting maternal mortality targets for the SDGs – Author’s reply. Lancet. 2017 Feb 18;389(10070):697-698. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30339-2.

GBD 2015 Oral and Dental Health Collaborators (Kassebaum NJ is corresponding author). Global, regional and national prevalence, incidence and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for oral conditions for 195 countries, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2015 Study. Journal of Dental Research. Feb 1, 2017, 96(4):380-7. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022034517693566

The Global Burden of Disease Child and Adolescent Health Collaboration. Child and Adolescent Health From 1990 to 2015Findings From the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(6):573-592. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0250