• Adjunct Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Health Metrics Sciences

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Simon I Hay, DPhil, DSc, FMedSci, is a Professor in the Department of Health Metrics Sciences and Director of the Local Burden of Disease group at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Prof. Hay obtained his doctorates from the University of Oxford where he remains a member of congregation. He has published >400 peer-reviewed and other publications with an h-index of >112. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the RSTMH in 2012 and served as its 52nd President (2013-2015). Prof. Hay has received numerous awards, notably the Back Award of the Royal Geographical Society (2012) for research contributing to public health policy, and the Bailey K. Ashford Medal (2013) and the Chalmers Medal (2015) of the ASTMH and the RSTMH respectively, for distinguished work in tropical medicine. He was elected to the fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2015. Prof. Hay received the “10 to End” innovator prize in 2019 from Malaria No More, for innovation helping to make the end of malaria possible in our lifetimes; specifically using “big data” and geospatial science to work to end malaria and other diseases.

  • DSc (University of Oxford)
  • DPhil (University of Oxford)
  • BSc (University of Bristol (UK))
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Health Topics 
  • Burden of Disease
  • Child Mortality
  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • Malaria
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Pulmonary Diseases and Pneumonia
  • TB
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Dwyer-Lindgren, L., Cork, M.A., Sligar, A., Steuben, K.M., Wilson, K.F., Provost., N.R., Mayala, B.K., VanderHeide, J.D., Collison, M.L., Hall, J.B., Biehl, M.H., Carter, A., Frank, T., Douwes-Schultz, D., Burstein, R., Casey, D.C., Deshpande, A., Earl, L., El Bcheraoui, C., Farag, T.H., Henry, N.J., Kinyoki, D., Marczak, L.B., Nixon, M.R., Osgood-Zimmerman, A., Pigott, D., Reiner Jr, R.C., Ross, J.M., Schaeffer, L.E., Smith, D.L., Weaver, N.D., Wiens, K.E., Eaton, J.W., Justman, J.E., Opio, A., Sartorius, B., Tanser, F., Wabiri, N., Piot, P., Murray, C.J.L. and Hay, S.I. (2019). Mapping HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2017. Nature, 570(7760): 189-193. [doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1200-9. PMCID: PMC6601349. JCIF = 43.070: GS = 00. AS = 578].

Reiner Jr, R.C., Graetz, N., Casey, D.C., Troeger, C., Garcia, G.M., Mosser, J.F., Deshpande, A., Swartz, S.J., Ray, S.E., Blacker, B.F., Rao, P.C., Osgood-Zimmerman, A., Burstein, R., Pigott, D.M., Davis, I.M., Letourneau, I.D., Earl, L., Ross, J.M., Khalil, I.A., Farag, T.H., Brady, O.J., Kraemer, M.U.G., Smith, D.L., Bhatt, S., Weiss, D.J., Gething, P.W., Kassebaum, N.J., Mokdad, A.H., Murray, C.J.L. and Hay, S.I. (2018). Variation in childhood diarrheal morbidity and mortality in Africa, 2000-2015. The New England Journal of Medicine, 379: 1128-1138. [doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1716766. PMCID: PMC6078160. JCIF = 70.670. GS = 06. AS = 74.]

Graetz, N., Friedman, J., Osgood-Zimmerman, A., Burstein, R., Biehl, M.H., Shields, C., Mosser, J.F., Casey, D.C., Deshpande, A., Earl, L., Reiner Jr, R.C., Ray, S.E., Fullman, N., Levine, A.J., Stubbs, R.W., Mayala, B.K., Longbottom, J., Browne, A.J., Bhatt, S., Weiss, D.J., Gething, P.W., Mokdad, A.H., Lim, S.S., Murray, C.J.L., Gakidou, E. and Hay, S.I. (2018). Mapping local variation in educational attainment across Africa. Nature, 555(7694): 48-53. [doi:10.1038/nature25761. PMCID: PMC6346272. JCIF = 43.070: GS = 17. AS = 138. Subject of a World View article in Nature by the late Kofi Annan doi:10.1038/d41586-018-02386-3, AS = 1237].

Osgood-Zimmerman, A., Millear, A.I., Stubbs, R.W., Shields, C., Pickering, B.V., Earl, L., Graetz, N., Kinyoki, D.K., Ray, S.E., Bhatt, S., Browne, A.J., Burstein, R., Cameron, E., Casey, D.C., Deshpande, A., Fullman, N., Gething, P.W., Gibson, H.S., Henry, N.J., Herrero, M., Krause, K., Letourneau, I.D., Levine, A.J., Liu, P.Y., Longbottom, J., Mayala, B.K., Mosser, J.F., Noor, A.M., Pigott, D.M., Piwoz, E.G., Rao, P., Rawat, R., Reiner Jr, R.C., Smith, D.L., Weiss, D.J., Wiens, K.E., Mokdad, A.H., Lim, S.S., Murray, C.J.L., Kassebaum, N.J. and Hay, S.I. (2018). Mapping child growth failure in Africa between 2000 and 2015. Nature, 555(7694): 41-47. [doi:10.1038/nature25760. PMCID: PMC6346257. JCIF = 43.070: GS = 30. AS = 284. Subject of a World View article in Nature by the late Kofi Annan doi:10.1038/d41586-018-02386-3, AS =1237].

Golding, N., Burstein, R., Longbottom, J., Browne, A.J., Fullman, N., Osgood-Zimmerman, A., Earl, L., Bhatt, S., Cameron, E., Casey, D.C., Dwyer-Lindgren, L., Farag, T.H., Flaxman, A.D., Fraser, M.S., Gething, P.W., Gibson, H.S., Graetz, N., Krause, L.K., Kulikoff, X.R., Lim, S.S., Mappin, B., Morozoff, C., Reiner Jr, R.C., Sligar, A., Smith, D.L., Wang, H., Weiss, D.J., Murray, C.J.L., Moyes, C.L. and Hay, S.I. (2017). Mapping under-5 and neonatal mortality in Africa, 2000-15: a baseline analysis for the Sustainable Development Goals. The Lancet, 390(10108): 2171-2182. [doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31758-0. PMCID: PMC5687451. JCIF = 59.102: GS = 64. AS = 336. Subject of a comment article in the Lancet by Gail Davey and Kebede Deribe doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32280-8.]

Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Brady, O.J., Messina, J.P., Farlow, A.W., Moyes, C.L., Drake, J.M., Brownstein, J.S., Hoen, A.G., Sankoh, O., Myers, M.F., George, D.B., Jaenisch, T., Wint, G.R.W., Simmons, C.P., Scott, T.W., Farrar, J.J. and Hay, S.I. (2013). The global distribution and burden of dengue. Nature, 496(7446): 504-507. [doi:10.1038/nature12060. PMCID: PMC3651993. JCIF = 43.070: GS = 4708. AS = 1047].

Gething, P.W., Smith, D.L., Patil, A.P., Tatem, A.J., Snow, R.W. and Hay, S.I. (2010). Climate change and the global malaria recession. Nature, 465(7296): 342-345. [doi:10.1038/nature09098. PMCID: PMC2885436. JCIF = 43.070: GS = 316].

Smith, D.L., Dushoff, J., Snow, R.W. and Hay, S.I. (2005). The entomological inoculation rate and Plasmodium falciparum infection in African children. Nature, 438(7067): 492-495. [doi:10.1038/nature04024. PMCID: PMC3128496. JCIF = 43.070: GS = 332].

Snow, R.W., Guerra, C.A., Noor, A.M., Myint, H.Y. and Hay, S.I. (2005). The global distribution of clinical episodes of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Nature, 434(7030): 214-217. [doi:10.1038/nature03342. PMCID: PMC3128492. JCIF = 43.070: GS = 3155.This paper won the Research Publication of the Year award from the Malaria Foundation International in 2006 and is the most cited paper in the ISI Parasitology subject grouping in the last five years].

Hay, S.I., Cox, J., Rogers, D.J., Randolph, S.E., Stern, D.I., Shanks, G.D., Myers, M.F. and Snow, R.W. (2002). Climate change and the resurgence of malaria in the East African highlands. Nature, 415(6874): 905-909. [doi:10.1038/415905a. PMCID: PMC3164800. JCIF = 43.070: GS = 576].