• Professor, Global Health
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 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 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 also focused on linking the epidemiological estimates from GBD to information on health expenditure and cost effectiveness.

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)
  • Child Mortality
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Epidemiology
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injury, Violence, Trauma and Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Obesity
  • Pulmonary Diseases and Pneumonia
  • Respiratory Disease
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • Stroke
  • Surgery
  • TB
  • Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use
  • War, Conflict, and Peace Studies
Expertise 

Burden of disease, cost effectiveness analysis

Publications 

Vos T, Allen C, Arora M, Barber RM, Bhutta ZA, Brown A, Carter A, Casey DC, …. Murray CJL (2016). Global regional and national incidence prevalence and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet, 388:1545-1602.

Vos T, Barber RM, Bell B, Bertozzi-Villa A, Biryukov S, Bolliger I, … Salomon JA, Murray CJL (2015) Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Lancet 386: 743-800

Salomon JA, Haagsma JA, Davis A, de Noordhout CM, Polinder S, Havelaar AH, Cassini A, Devleesschauwer B, Kretzschmar M, Speybroeck N, Murray CJL, Vos T (2015). Disability weights for the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study. The Lancet Global Health, 3:e712-e723

Kassebaum NJ, Arora M, Barber RM, Bhutta ZA, Brown J, Carter A, …..Vos T, Lopez AD, Murray CJL (2016). Global regional and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet 388:1603-1658

Wang H, Naghavi M, Allen C, Barber RM, Bhutta ZA, Carter A, …..Vos T, Lopez AD, Murray CJL (2016). Global regional and national life expectancy all-cause mortality and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet, 388:1459-1544