Advancing innovation in health measurement

Population Health Metrics is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal featuring innovative research that addresses all aspects of the measurement of population health, including concepts, methods, ethics, and results.


  • Christopher J.L. Murray, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
  • Alan D. Lopez, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne


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Christopher J. L. Murray

"As the importance of health in the global agenda grows, so does the responsibility to measure accurately its complex dimensions and to assess the effects of increasing investments on population health. The present burst of political and financial will to improve global health has to be matched by an adequate response from the community of experts in constructing a firm foundation of metrics and evaluation."

Dr Christopher J. L. Murray
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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ISSN: 1478-7954