Christopher Troeger, MPH, is a doctoral student at the University of Washington and a pre-doctoral research assistant at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). He is currently working on the team modeling COVID-19 deaths and healthcare utilization for IHME. His research interests are diarrheal diseases, lower respiratory infections, and childhood growth and development. Troeger grew up in a ski resort in Colorado and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Colorado. Prior to starting his doctoral program, Troeger was a researcher on the Global Burden of Disease study at IHME.