Sarah Wulf Hanson

Sarah Wulf Hanson is a research scientist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. She has more than a decade of experience estimating the burden of disease of several diseases, conditions, and risk factors in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. In her current role, she is working to improve the GBD methods and the stability of estimates over time. Hanson is also estimating the health burden of acute and long COVID disability for GBD 2020.

Hanson received both her MPH and PhD in global health metrics from the University of Washington, after receiving a BS in bioengineering from Rice University. In her doctoral dissertation, she estimated the subnational causes of death and attributable burden due to fine particulate matter in Indonesian provinces.

IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.