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2022 Opening Keynote

Wednesday, November 9th

Livestreamed from Seattle

Opening Keynote by Dr. Christopher Murray

Photo of Dr. Christopher Murray. He is a male wearing a light blue collared shirt and black suit jacket. He is smiling at the camera.

Dr. Christopher Murray, professor and chair of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), will present the opening keynote at the 2022 AAA Annual Meeting. IMHE is a central actor in the work of identifying health promotion and disease prevention strategies, evaluating what works in health prevention efforts, and identifying points of effective intervention for health services systems strengthening.

Dr. Murray’s career has focused on improving population health worldwide through better 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 health care systems, understand the drivers of health, and produce forecasts of the future state of health. He has led to critical analyses during the COVID-19 pandemic to understand its impact on health systems and the population as a whole, and the effectiveness of policy interventions to mitigate it.

He has written more than 500 journal articles and authored or edited 16 books. Dr. Murray holds Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees from Harvard University, a DPhil in International Health Economics from Oxford University, and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the 2018 co-recipient of the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.