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.



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


Avoiding Another COVID-19 Surge in the United States

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


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