Ali H. Mokdad

Ali H. Mokdad, PhD, is Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health at the University of Washington (UW) 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.

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

Governance

Masks: The Easiest Way to Save Lives and Spare Jobs

All U.S. states have a long way to go on achieving widespread public mask use—which could save 33,000 lives by October 1

Migration

Avoiding Another COVID-19 Surge in the United States

Keeping tabs on movement, infections, and testing are crucial to containing the virus

Governance

State by State, Charting a Path Out of Lockdown

NC, VT, and WV could open in the first weeks of May—states such as IA and SD will likely need to wait until late June

Food

COVID-19: This Crisis Should Make Us Stronger

As efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 succeed, those who are better off must help the most vulnerable

Governance

Preparing for the COVID-19 Surge in the United States

States such as Louisiana, New York, Michigan, and North Carolina are likely to be among the hardest hit