Azalea Thomson

Azalea Thomson is a researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation where she strives to produce clear and interpretable findings that will narrow inequities. She obtained her MPH from the University of Washington in 2022 and currently works on the U.S. Disease Expenditure team where she models county estimates for disease expenditure and utilization. Previously she modeled sickle cell disease and other genetic conditions for the Global Burden of Disease project. 


Hope for a Neglected Condition

An interview with an organizer and activist born with sickle cell disease in the DRC, plus a leading medical expert


A Lifelong Struggle With Sickle Cell Disease

The most common inherited disease worldwide is often ignored by health-care providers and policymakers


The United States Has a Primary Care Problem

It lags far behind when it comes to providing primary health care for Black and Hispanic Americans