Founder of Global Burden of Disease approach, Christopher J. L. Murray, MD, DPhil coming to BU! 10/26

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October 5th, 2016

17th Annual Dudley Allen Sargent Distinguished Lecture Presented by

Christopher J. L. Murray, MD, DPhil

Professor of Global Health, University of Washington
Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

Wednesday, October 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
BU Sargent College, Room 101
635 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts


A physician and health economist, Dr. Christopher Murray’s work has led to the development of a range of new methods and empirical studies to strengthen health measurement, analyze the performance of public health and medical care systems, and assess the cost effectiveness of health technologies. Dr. Murray is a founder of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) approach, a systematic effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography over time. He led the collaboration of nearly 500 researchers from 50 countries that produced the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010.  Dr. Murray was profiled in “Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients” written by journalist Jeremy N. Smith.

All attendees are invited to a reception following the lecture in the Sargent College Setterberg Lounge.

Admission is free. The public is welcome.

Contact Katy Staley at or 617-353-2705 for more information or to request special accommodations. You may also contact BU Disability Services at