NIMHD DSS: Ali Mokdad, Ph.D.

March 11, 2021

Dr. Ali Mokdad headshot.
Ali Mokdad, Ph.D.

Ali H. Mokdad, Ph.D.
Chief Strategy Officer
Population Health
University of Washington

Thursday, March 11, 2021
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Disparities in Life Expectancy

Virtual NIH Videocast

Presentation Objectives:

  • Define life expectancy disparities in by county race/ethnicity in the U.S.
  • Examine COVID-19 mortality by race/ethnicity in the U.S.
  • Discuss drivers of health disparities

Ali H. Mokdad, Ph.D., is a professor of health metrics sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and chief strategy officer for Population Health at the University of Washington. IHME was founded in 2007 at the University of Washington to provide better evidence to improve health globally by guiding health policy and funding.

As a public health researcher, Dr. Mokdad has published groundbreaking work on local-level disease trends and some of the leading risk factors for poor health. His work on obesity is among the most highly cited in the field.

He received his B.S. in biostatistics from the American University of Beirut and his Ph.D. in quantitative epidemiology from Emory University.

Additional Information

  • The seminar will be videocast and available in the NIH Video archives and on the NIMHD website after the presentation.
  • Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request.
  • Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Edgar Dews at 301-402-1366 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.

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