Ali H. Mokdad

Ali H. Mokdad is chief strategy officer for Population Health at the University of Washington and professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Prior to working at UW, Mokdad worked at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published groundbreaking research on local-level disease trends and leading risk factors for poor health. His work on obesity is among the most highly cited in the field.

Aging

The Quest for Social Connection and Well-Being

Scientists have been slow at developing strategies that measure and promote well-being within communities

Governance

Defanging COVID-19 in China

China has successfully managed the pandemic, omicron could change that

Migration

Let Ukraine Set the Example for How to Treat Children Caught in Conflict 

The world should protect the safety of children in all war zones, including those who don't make the news

Governance

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

Governance

After the Mandates End

Preparing for the next COVID-19 variant

Urbanization

Injuries: A Leading Killer of Youth in Lebanon

Traffic accidents are wreaking havoc on young lives, especially children who are refugees

Governance

A Sensible Approach to Omicron

New estimates suggest omicron is just 3 percent as deadly as delta

Governance

Time for a Smart Approach to Boosters

Some privileged Americans are seeking out supplementary COVID-19 vaccines, but the most vulnerable should be prioritized

Governance

A Disparate Group of Places Lead the Way Through a Grim Pandemic Winter

Minnesota, Austria, and Saudi Arabia are using evidence-based strategies to save lives and protect health systems

Governance

Indonesia Charts an Innovative Path on COVID-19 Vaccination

Poised for an ambitious vaccine rollout, the country must use all tools available to mitigate the worst of the pandemic

Governance

Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 This Holiday Season

We can save lives by postponing our holiday gatherings until vaccination is widespread