Senior Data Science Fellow, IHME
Health Sciences, Informatics, Reproducibility & Open Science
Abraham Flaxman, PhD, is an associate professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. He is currently leading the development of new methods for measuring efficiency of health facilities and is engaged in methodological and operational research on verbal autopsy.
Dr. Flaxman has developed software tools such as DisMod-MR that the IHME uses to estimate the Global Burden of Disease, and the Bednet Stock-and-Flow Model which has produced estimates of insecticide-treated net coverage in sub-Saharan Africa. This work uses Integrative Systems Modeling to combine a system dynamics model of process with a statistical model of data, to bring together all available sources of information.