The Global Burden of Disease and Its Implications for U.S. Policy

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Christopher Murray

Professor of Global Health, University of Washington; Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Jennifer Kates

Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation


Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development

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