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  1. Content type: Research

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    Authors: Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Ellen R. Squires, Stephanie Teeple, Gloria Ikilezi, D. Allen Roberts, Danny V. Colombara, Sarah Katherine Allen, Stanley M. Kamande, Nicholas Graetz, Abraham D. Flaxman, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Kristjana Asbjornsdottir, Gilbert Asiimwe, Ângelo Augusto, Orvalho Augusto, Baltazar Chilundo…

  1. Content type: Review

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    Authors: Rabab Z Jafri, Asad Ali, Nancy E Messonnier, Carol Tevi-Benissan, David Durrheim, Juhani Eskola, Florence Fermon, Keith P Klugman, Mary Ramsay, Samba Sow, Shao Zhujun, Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Jon Abramson

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Aims and scope

Population Health Metrics addresses issues relating to concepts, methods, ethics applications, and results in the measurement of the health of populations. This includes areas of health state measurement and valuation, summary measures of levels of population health, and inequality in population health, descriptive epidemiology at the population level, burden of disease and injury analysis, disease, and risk factor modeling for populations and comparative assessment of risks to health at population level. The journal provides a platform for population health researchers in all these areas to share their findings with the global research community.

Featured research - Projection of the future diabetes burden in the United States through 2060

By 2060, the number of US adults with diagnosed diabetes is projected to nearly triple, and the percent prevalence double. This paper applies the most recent data available to develop an updated projection through 2060. This projection is essential to predict health services needs and plan public health programs aimed to reduce the future burden of diabetes.

Featured research - Life expectancy inequalities in the elderly by socioeconomic status: evidence from Italy

Does socioeconomic status lead to inequalities in life expectancy? This longitudinal study investigates the existence of large health inequalities and questions the fairness of the Italian public pension system.

Prof Alan D Lopez, Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemProf Lopez is a Melbourne Laureate Professor and the Rowden-White Chair of Global Health & Burden of Disease Measurement at The University of Melbourne. He is Director of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Group in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. He held prior appointments as Professor of Global Health, and Head of the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland from 2003-2012. He worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva for 22 years, including Chief Epidemiologist in the Tobacco Control Program and Director of the Global Burden of Disease Unit. He is the Technical Director for the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) component of the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative, as well as a member of the National Academy of Medicine in the USA.

Prof Christopher JL Murray, Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemProf Murray, MD, DPhil, is a Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington and Institute Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) whose career has focused on improving health for everyone worldwide by improving health evidence. A physician and health economist, his 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. IHME provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.

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