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Lauryn Stafford

Fellow in Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington

I am a third-year Post-Bachelor Fellow at the University of Washington (UW) Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), and a part-time UW graduate student in the MS Health Metrics Sciences program with graduation in August 2023. At IHME, I am responsible for diabetes mellitus disease burden and high fasting plasma glucose risk burden estimates for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.

In 2020, I received my undergraduate degrees in Public Health-Global Health (BS) and Economics (BA). By being able to take courses in both these majors, I was able to explore my interests in global health economics and the crucial intersection between financial stability and health. As an undergraduate, I was able to participate in a study abroad program through the School for International Training (SIT) in India focusing on public health, gender equality, and community-based initiatives. I was also an Undergraduate Research Assistant on the Cost Effectiveness team at IHME before continuing at IHME as a Post-Bachelor Fellow.


  • 2020–present
    Fellow in Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington