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

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

Phone Number: 
206-897-2856
Email: 
tvos@uw.edu
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Biography 

Theo Vos, MD, PhD, is Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). He is a key member of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) research team, and is working to improve the GBD methods, update sources of data, and develop partnerships with countries to produce GBD estimates that are most relevant to policy decision-making. Dr Vos is the lead faculty on all issues related to non-fatal estimates, including severity distributions and the derivation of disability weights.

Education 
  • PhD (Erasmus University (Rotterdam))
  • MD (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
  • MSc (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK))
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Sesotho
Health Topics 
  • Adult Mortality
  • Blindness
  • Brain Injury
  • Burden of Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Causes of Death
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Epidemiology
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Neurology
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Respiratory Disease
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • TB
  • Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Expertise 

Burden of disease, cost effectiveness analysis

Publications 

James SL, ….Vos T, Murray CJL (2018). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392: 1789-1852

Roth GA, ….Vos T, …Naghavi M, Murray CJL (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392:1736-1788

Feigin VL, Nichols E, … Murray CJL, Vos T (2019). Global, regional, and national burden of neurological disorders, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurology, 5: 459-80