• Adjunct Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Health Metrics Sciences

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
1100 NE 45th St., Suite 200
Box 358210
Box 358210
Seattle, WA 98121
United States

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Emmanuela Gakidou, MSc, PhD, is Professor of Health Metrics Sciences and Senior Director of Organizational Development and Training at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. She is also a Faculty Affiliate for the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences at the University of Washington.

Dr. Gakidou’s research interests focus on impact evaluation, methods, and tools development for analytical challenges in global health. Examples of current research projects include the evaluation of community-based interventions to improve non-communicable disease management in underserved populations, the assessment of facility efficiency in the provision of health services, and the measurement of poverty and educational attainment at the small area level.

  • PhD (Harvard University)
  • MSc (Harvard University)
  • AB (Harvard University)
Country Affiliations 
  • Greek
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cancer
  • Education and Training
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

Impact evaluation studies; health systems reforms; health inequalities and health of the poor; measurement of adult mortality in developing countries


Fifty years of violent war deaths from Vietnam to Bosnia: analysis of data from the world health survey programme. Obermeyer Z, Murray CJ, Gakidou E. BMJ. 2008 Jun 28;336(7659):1482-6. Epub 2008 Jun 19.

Coverage of cervical cancer screening in 57 countries: low average levels and large inequalities. Gakidou E, Nordhagen S, Obermeyer Z. PLoS Med. 2008 Jun 17;5(6):e132. No abstract available.

Prevention of cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals in low-income and middle-income countries: health effects and costs. Lim SS, Gaziano TA, Gakidou E, Reddy KS, Farzadfar F, Lozano R, Rodgers A. Lancet. 2007 Dec 15;370(9604):2054-62. Epub 2007 Dec 11. Review.