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New GBD paper: Maintenance dialysis throughout the world in years 1990 and 2010

This one had some of the most detailed data when we were doing GBD 2010: http://www.healthdata.org/research-article/maintenance-dialysis-throughout-world-years-1990-and-2010

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Injury Epidemiology of Baghdad

New paper out: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0131834

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Here is a careful recap of the journalistic coverage of Iraq mortality estimation

> Some scientists think that’s what’s really needed: for journalists to simply learn more about statistics in order to better weigh the validity of new studies as they report on them.


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Verbal Autopsy methods earlier

A cool addition to the big verbal autopsy study I worked on a few years ago is out now: “symptomatic diagnosis” takes the verbal autopsy approach and applies it to find out what ails people non-fatally. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/13/15


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Verbal Autopsy Analysis Slides

I gave a talk on automatic methods to map from verbal autopsy interview results to underlying causes of death last August, and I like the slides so much that I’m going put them online here. Cheers to the new IHME themed templates for Power Point!



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Change Seminar: Measuring Mortality in Iraq

I gave a seminar last week for the UW computer scientists interested in doing good with technology. It’s a fun crowd. Here are the slides, requested by a regular attendee who couldn’t be there.

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Smoking trends by US counties

I’m away from work for some really exciting family stuff, but while I wait on that, our paper on trends in smoking prevalence has just come out, along with a fun interactive data visualization of the results, and some media coverage that I think tells the story quite well.

What makes this work methodologically challenging is that the data comes from telephone surveys, but people who smoke stopped using landlines more than people who don’t smoke:


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