Christopher Murray

A physician and health economist, Professor Murray’s career has focused on improving health for everyone worldwide by improving health evidence. He is Institute Director and Founder of IHME, which provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems. Before founding IHME, Murray served as Executive Director at the World Health Organization and was Director, Harvard Initiative for Global Health and Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Needs to Be Reformed

A new CDC era calls for empowering local health experts and explaining "the why" behind policy recommendations


After the Mandates End

Preparing for the next COVID-19 variant


We May Never Get to Herd Immunity

Vaccine hesitancy and other behavioral risks reduce the likelihood of herd immunity