Why invest in health evidence? Q&A with Chris Murray of IHME

Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Photo by: IHME

Chris Murray, professor of global health at the University of Washington and director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, first met Bill Gates when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was just getting started.

“Bill’s hunger for data and evidence and science is uniquely high,” Murray told Devex at a recent event celebrating the 10 year anniversary of IHME and a number of other Seattle global health organizations. “He really does just love information.”

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    Catherine Cheney

    Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology and innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported from all over the world, and freelanced for outlets including the Atlantic and the Washington Post. She is also the West Coast ambassador for the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit that trains and connects journalists to cover responses to problems.