Katherine Leach-Kemon

At the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Katherine Leach-Kemon works to bridge the gap between academic research and policy. To this end, she fosters collaboration with organizations worldwide, designs communication strategies to engage decision-makers and policy influencers, and oversees the production of reports, infographics, and policy briefs. Her work has been published in The Lancet, Health Affairs, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Humanosphere. She earned a MPH at the University of Washington and a BA in history from the College of William & Mary, and previously worked as a Post-Graduate Fellow at IHME studying foreign assistance for health.

Poverty

The Cleft Palate-Malnutrition Connection

During food crises, children with cleft lip and cleft palate are the most vulnerable of the vulnerable

Governance

Wanted: Global Access to Paxlovid

Equitable access to COVID-19 antiviral therapy remains elusive, with many middle-income nations left out

Gender

For Young Men, Alcohol Does Not Have to Be a Death Sentence

For males ages 15 to 49, drinking alcohol causes nearly 10 percent of all years lost to death and disability

Governance

Monkeypox Transmission Explained

David Pigott tracks the spread of diseases with outbreak potential—Ebola, Zika, COVID-19—so we asked him about monkeypox

Governance

Better Mental Health Care Is Unlikely to Fix America's Gun Problem

But reducing alcohol use, promoting gun-free homes, and curbing domestic violence hold promise

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

Antibiotic Resistance is a Smoldering Crisis

More than 1.2 million people across the globe died of antibiotic resistant superbugs in 2019

Governance

A Sensible Approach to Omicron

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

Governance

The Seismic Shift in Mental Health Care Since COVID-19

Isolation, job loss, and gender based violence contributed to the uptick in people living with anxiety and depression