Christopher J Murray

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Eight Americas: new perspectives on U.S. health disparities
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard University, Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:4-10. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Estimation of potential global pandemic influenza mortality on the basis of vital registry data from the 1918-20 pandemic: a quantitative analysis
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Lancet 368:2211-8. 2006
  3. pmc Global patterns of healthy life expectancy in the year 2002
    Colin D Mathers
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 4:66. 2004
  4. pmc World health system performance revisited: the impact of varying the relative importance of health system goals
    Jeremy A Lauer
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:19. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The performance of the Global Fund
    Christopher Murray
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Lancet 369:1768-9. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Towards good practice for health statistics: lessons from the Millennium Development Goal health indicators
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard University, School of Public Health and Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Lancet 369:862-73. 2007
  7. pmc Monitoring global health: time for new solutions
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, 104 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMJ 329:1096-100. 2004
  8. pmc The reversal of fortunes: trends in county mortality and cross-county mortality disparities in the United States
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 5:e66. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing the effect of the 2001-06 Mexican health reform: an interim report card
    Emmanuela Gakidou
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Lancet 368:1920-35. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint [Assessing the effect of the 2001-06 Mexican health reform: an interim report card]
    Emmanuela Gakidou
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, 104 Mt Auburn Street 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 49:S88-109. 2007

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Eight Americas: new perspectives on U.S. health disparities
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard University, Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:4-10. 2005
    ..In particular, if blood pressure and cholesterol are confirmed as major contributors to current mortality patterns, innovative strategies such as the Polypill and unique individual and population approaches need to be explored...
  2. ncbi request reprint Estimation of potential global pandemic influenza mortality on the basis of vital registry data from the 1918-20 pandemic: a quantitative analysis
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Lancet 368:2211-8. 2006
    ..Our aim was to use high-quality vital registration data gathered during the 1918-20 pandemic to estimate global mortality should such a pandemic occur today...
  3. pmc Global patterns of healthy life expectancy in the year 2002
    Colin D Mathers
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 4:66. 2004
    ..The World Health Organization reports on healthy life expectancy for 192 WHO Member States. This paper describes variation in average levels of population health across these countries and by sex for the year 2002...
  4. pmc World health system performance revisited: the impact of varying the relative importance of health system goals
    Jeremy A Lauer
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:19. 2004
    ..In 2002, the World Health Organization published a health system performance ranking for 191 member countries. The ranking was based on five indicators, with fixed weights common to all countries...
  5. ncbi request reprint The performance of the Global Fund
    Christopher Murray
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Lancet 369:1768-9. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Towards good practice for health statistics: lessons from the Millennium Development Goal health indicators
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard University, School of Public Health and Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Lancet 369:862-73. 2007
    ..This initiative would make available the primary data, all post-data collection adjustments, models including covariates used for farcasting and forecasting, and necessary documentation to the public...
  7. pmc Monitoring global health: time for new solutions
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, 104 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMJ 329:1096-100. 2004
  8. pmc The reversal of fortunes: trends in county mortality and cross-county mortality disparities in the United States
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 5:e66. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing the effect of the 2001-06 Mexican health reform: an interim report card
    Emmanuela Gakidou
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Lancet 368:1920-35. 2006
    ..We present some lessons for Mexico based on this interim evaluation and explore implications for other countries considering health reforms...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Assessing the effect of the 2001-06 Mexican health reform: an interim report card]
    Emmanuela Gakidou
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, 104 Mt Auburn Street 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 49:S88-109. 2007
    ..We present some lessons for Mexico based on this interim evaluation and explore implications for other countries considering health reforms...
  11. pmc Are Americans feeling less healthy? The puzzle of trends in self-rated health
    Joshua A Salomon
    Harvard University Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:343-51. 2009
    ..More work is urgently needed on robust and comparable approaches to tracking population health...
  12. pmc Trends in national and state-level obesity in the USA after correction for self-report bias: analysis of health surveys
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    J R Soc Med 99:250-7. 2006
    ..To quantify population-level bias in self-reported weight and height as a function of age, sex, and the mode of self-report, and to estimate unbiased trends in national and state level obesity in the USA...
  13. ncbi request reprint A multi-method approach to measuring health-state valuations
    Joshua A Salomon
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Health Econ 13:281-90. 2004
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  14. pmc Rethinking the "diseases of affluence" paradigm: global patterns of nutritional risks in relation to economic development
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e133. 2005
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  15. pmc Limitations of methods for measuring out-of-pocket and catastrophic private health expenditures
    Chunling Lu
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 87:238-44, 244A-244D. 2009
    ..To investigate the effect of survey design, specifically the number of items and recall period, on estimates of household out-of-pocket and catastrophic expenditure on health...
  16. pmc Fifty years of violent war deaths from Vietnam to Bosnia: analysis of data from the world health survey programme
    Ziad Obermeyer
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMJ 336:1482-6. 2008
    ..To provide an accurate estimate of violent war deaths...
  17. pmc Has the DOTS strategy improved case finding or treatment success? An empirical assessment
    Ziad Obermeyer
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e1721. 2008
    ..We investigate the impact of the expansion of the DOTS strategy on tuberculosis case finding and treatment success, using only empirical data...
  18. ncbi request reprint Estimates of global and regional potential health gains from reducing multiple major risk factors
    Majid Ezzati
    Risk, Resources, and Environmental Management Division, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 362:271-80. 2003
    ..But few such investigations have been attempted, and none on a global scale. Our aim was to estimate the potential health benefits from removal of multiple major risk factors...
  19. doi request reprint Trends and cardiovascular mortality effects of state-level blood pressure and uncontrolled hypertension in the United States
    Majid Ezzati
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave Bldg 1, 1107, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 117:905-14. 2008
    ..Our aim was to estimate levels and trends in state-level mean systolic blood pressure (SBP), the prevalence of uncontrolled systolic hypertension, and cardiovascular mortality attributable to all levels of higher-than-optimal SBP...
  20. pmc Comparability of self rated health: cross sectional multi-country survey using anchoring vignettes
    Joshua A Salomon
    Department of Population and International Health, Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard School of Public Health, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMJ 328:258. 2004
    ..To examine differences in expectations for health using anchoring vignettes, which describe fixed levels of health on dimensions such as mobility...
  21. doi request reprint Public financing of health in developing countries: a cross-national systematic analysis
    Chunling Lu
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 375:1375-87. 2010
    ....
  22. pmc The preventable causes of death in the United States: comparative risk assessment of dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    PLoS Med 6:e1000058. 2009
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  23. ncbi request reprint Effect of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation on diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine coverage: an independent assessment
    Chunling Lu
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, 104 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Lancet 368:1088-95. 2006
    ..We aimed to assess the effect of GAVI on combined diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTP3) coverage...
  24. ncbi request reprint Absorptive capacity and disbursements by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: analysis of grant implementation
    Chunling Lu
    Harvard Initiative for Global Health, 104 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Lancet 368:483-8. 2006
    ..We aimed to investigate the major determinants of grant implementation in developing countries...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Benchmarking of performance of Mexican states with effective coverage]
    Rafael Lozano
    Secretaria de Salud, Mexico DF, Mexico
    Salud Publica Mex 49:S53-69. 2007
    ..The national institutions undertaking this benchmarking must have the mandate, skills, resources, and independence to succeed...
  26. doi request reprint Health metrics and evaluation: strengthening the science
    Christopher J L Murray
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, Washington 98121, USA
    Lancet 371:1191-9. 2008
    ..Only through concerted action will it be possible to assure the production, reproduction, and use of knowledge that is crucial to the advancement of global health...
  27. ncbi request reprint Improving the comparability of diabetes mortality statistics in the U.S. and Mexico
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:451-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to increase the cross-state comparability of diabetes mortality statistics related in the U.S. and Mexico...
  28. pmc Validation of the symptom pattern method for analyzing verbal autopsy data
    Christopher J L Murray
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e327. 2007
    ..In this study we develop and validate a statistical strategy for analyzing VA data that overcomes the limitations of PCVA...
  29. ncbi request reprint Global burden of disease 2005: call for collaborators
    Christopher J L Murray
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Lancet 370:109-10. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint Quantification of health states with rank-based nonmetric multidimensional scaling
    Paul F M Krabbe
    Department of Medical Technology Assessment 138, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Med Decis Making 27:395-405. 2007
    ..This methodology is based on the ranking of differences between health states combined with an associated scaling model that transforms the individual rank data into group values on the interval level...
  31. ncbi request reprint The Global Campaign for the Health MDGs: challenges, opportunities, and the imperative of shared learning
    Christopher J L Murray
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
    Lancet 370:1018-20. 2007
  32. pmc Estimating population cause-specific mortality fractions from in-hospital mortality: validation of a new method
    Christopher J L Murray
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e326. 2007
    ..We propose a method to estimate population cause-specific mortality fractions (CSMFs) using data already collected in many middle-income and some low-income developing nations, yet rarely used: in-hospital death records...
  33. pmc Impact of insurance and supply of health professionals on coverage of treatment for hypertension in Mexico: population based study
    Sara N Bleich
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 335:875. 2007
    ..To examine the independent and combined contributions of insurance status and supply of health professionals on coverage of antihypertensive treatment among adults in Mexico...
  34. ncbi request reprint Benchmarking of performance of Mexican states with effective coverage
    Rafael Lozano
    Secretaria de Salud, Reforma 450 Col Juarez CP 06600, Mexico DF, Mexico
    Lancet 368:1729-41. 2006
    ..The national institutions undertaking this benchmarking must have the mandate, skills, resources, and independence to succeed...
  35. pmc Distribution of major health risks: findings from the Global Burden of Disease study
    Anthony Rodgers
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS Med 1:e27. 2004
    ..The distribution of risk-factor-attributable disease burden, for example by age or exposure level, can inform the selection and targeting of specific interventions and programs, and increase cost-effectiveness...
  36. ncbi request reprint Validity of reported vaccination coverage in 45 countries
    Christopher J L Murray
    Department of Health Service Provision, Evidence and Information for Policy, WHO, 27 Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 362:1022-7. 2003
    ..We aimed to assess the accuracy of officially reported coverage rates of vaccination with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (DTP3), which is commonly used to monitor child health interventions...
  37. pmc WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: development of an evidence based global public health treaty
    Kenji Shibuya
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, CH 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    BMJ 327:154-7. 2003
  38. ncbi request reprint Household catastrophic health expenditure: a multicountry analysis
    Ke Xu
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH 1211 27, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 362:111-7. 2003
    ..Yet catastrophic expenditure is not rare. We investigated the extent of catastrophic health expenditure as a first step to developing appropriate policy responses...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and costs of interventions to lower systolic blood pressure and cholesterol: a global and regional analysis on reduction of cardiovascular-disease risk
    Christopher J L Murray
    Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, 27, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 361:717-25. 2003
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Global patterns of healthy life expectancy for older women
    Colin D Mathers
    Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Women Aging 14:99-117. 2002
    ..We discuss the implications of the findings for international health policy...
  41. pmc Global and regional estimates of cancer mortality and incidence by site: I. Application of regional cancer survival model to estimate cancer mortality distribution by site
    Colin D Mathers
    Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Cancer 2:36. 2002
    ..For regions where information on the distribution of cancer deaths is not available, a site-specific survival model was developed to estimate the distribution of cancer deaths by site...
  42. pmc Global and regional estimates of cancer mortality and incidence by site: II. Results for the global burden of disease 2000
    Kenji Shibuya
    Global Program on Evidence for Health Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Cancer 2:37. 2002
    ..We present the detailed estimates of mortality and incidence by site as the basis for the future estimation of cancer burden for the Global Burden of Disease 2000 study...
  43. ncbi request reprint Access, utilization, quality, and effective coverage: an integrated conceptual framework and measurement strategy
    Bakhuti Shengelia
    World Health Organization, Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, Geneva 27, CH 1211, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 61:97-109. 2005
    ..We discuss measurement strategies and demonstrate the concept by means of a simple simulation model...
  44. ncbi request reprint Assessing the burden of disease in the United States using disability-adjusted life years
    Matthew T McKenna
    National Center for HIV STD TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:415-23. 2005
    ..Burden of disease studies have been implemented in many countries using the disability-adjusted life year (DALY) to assess major health problems...
  45. ncbi request reprint Global and regional mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke attributable to higher-than-optimum blood glucose concentration: comparative risk assessment
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 368:1651-9. 2006
    ..We aimed to quantify population-level effects of all higher-than-optimum concentrations of blood glucose on mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke worldwide...
  46. pmc Epidemiological evidence: improving validity through consistency analysis
    Colin D Mathers
    Bull World Health Organ 80:611. 2002
  47. pmc Eight Americas: investigating mortality disparities across races, counties, and race-counties in the United States
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e260. 2006
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Selected major risk factors and global and regional burden of disease
    Majid Ezzati
    Risk, Resources and Environmental Management Division, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 360:1347-60. 2002
    ..Our aim was to estimate the contributions of selected major risk factors to global and regional burden of disease in a unified framework...
  49. ncbi request reprint Causes of cancer in the world: comparative risk assessment of nine behavioural and environmental risk factors
    Goodarz Danaei
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 366:1784-93. 2005
    ..In this report, we estimate mortality from 12 types of cancer attributable to nine risk factors in seven World Bank regions for 2001...
  50. ncbi request reprint Understanding the coronary heart disease versus total cardiovascular mortality paradox: a method to enhance the comparability of cardiovascular death statistics in the United States
    Christopher J L Murray
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 113:2071-81. 2006
    ..Our aim was to identify exogenous individual- and community-level predictors of cause-of-death assignment and variability and to use these predictors to improve the comparability of CHD mortality estimates across states...
  51. ncbi request reprint Can we achieve Millennium Development Goal 4? New analysis of country trends and forecasts of under-5 mortality to 2015
    Christopher J L Murray
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
    Lancet 370:1040-54. 2007
    ..We aimed to develop new reproducible methods and reanalyse existing data to elucidate detailed time trends...
  52. ncbi request reprint Global and regional burden of disease and risk factors, 2001: systematic analysis of population health data
    Alan D Lopez
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4006, Australia
    Lancet 367:1747-57. 2006
    ..Our aim was to calculate the global burden of disease and risk factors for 2001, to examine regional trends from 1990 to 2001, and to provide a starting point for the analysis of the Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP)...
  53. pmc Should data from demographic surveillance systems be made more widely available to researchers?
    Daniel Chandramohan
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 5:e57. 2008
    ..This debate is further discussed in this month's Editorial...
  54. ncbi request reprint Who assessment of health systems performance
    Gro Harlem Brundtland
    Lancet 361:2155. 2003
  55. pmc Setting international standards for verbal autopsy
    Frank Baiden
    Bull World Health Organ 85:570-1. 2007