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Supplement: The Global Burden of Disease Brazil network

© s_grigoriy123The main goal of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project is to provide comprehensive data on disease burden to support evidence-based decision-making and policies at local, regional, national, and global levels. This supplement focuses on topics including health policy, access to healthcare and disease in Brazil.

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What are the economic, health and population effects of palm cooking oil consumption?

© slpu9945 / Getty Images / iStockPalm oil is associated with non-communicable disease, but neither the economic or disease burdens have been assessed previously. This novel palm oil-focussed disease burden assessment employs a fully integrated health, macroeconomic and demographic Computable General Equilibrium Model for Thailand.

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Population Health Metrics aims to advance the science of population health assessment, and welcomes papers relating to concepts, methods, ethics, applications, and summary measures of population health. 

The journal provides a unique platform for population health researchers to share their findings with the global community. We seek research that addresses the communication of population health measures and policy implications to stakeholders; this includes papers related to burden estimation and risk assessment, and research addressing population health across the full range of development. 

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© zjk / stock.adobe.comWe are delighted to announce that Population Health Metrics has undergone an exciting refresh. We welcome a new Editor-in-Chief,  Dr Jonathan Samet, a revamped Editorial Board, and an updated journal scope.  To find out more read our editorial or follow us on Twitter @PHMjournal

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Dr Jonathan Samet, Editor-in-Chief

Jonathan M. Samet, MD, MS, a pulmonary physician and epidemiologist, is Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, an MD from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. His current research focuses on the health risks of inhaled pollutants—particles and ozone in outdoor air and indoor pollutants including secondhand smoke and radon.  He has also investigated the occurrence and causes of cancer and respiratory diseases, emphasizing the risks of active and passive smoking.  For several decades, he has been involved in global health, focusing on tobacco control, air pollution, and chronic disease prevention.  

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