The Conference

Global Health Metrics & Evaluation: Data, Debates, Directions


Hosted by

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, The Lancet, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.


June 17-19, 2013


1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-1204

What is GHME

The Global Health Metrics & Evaluation (GHME) conference brings together under one roof all the disciplines involved in global health measurement and evaluation to share innovative tools and methods to promote a better understanding of the possible approaches to population health measurement. By recognizing the importance of transparency in research, GHME encourages discussion and debate, with the purpose of improving the latest tools, technology, and methods and their implementation in global health.

Who should come


People who are interested in cutting edge science, who want to learn from others in their fields and in other fields. Specifically, researchers, academic leaders, students, policymakers, non-governmental organizations, foundations, country offices of health statistics, and national and multi-national health organizations.


How is GHME different


While some conferences are topic related and others are discipline related, GHME specifically brings together multiple disciplines to discuss the major challenges and innovations in measuring and evaluating the broad range of topics that make up population health. GHME is an opportunity for health researchers, policymakers, advocates, and donors to build a global network that continues beyond the conference.


What will I learn


GHME will be the place to hear firsthand about new innovative methods from the researchers who created them; the latest measurement controversies debated by the researchers involved; how data were transformed into effective policy for improved population health by policymakers; and cutting edge tools to highlight data, such as mapping tools and data visualizations by the people who created them.


How can I participate

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