Simon I. Hay
University of Washington
Publications 501
Published on May 22, 2019in Scientific Data
Elex Hill (UW: University of Washington), Jason Hall (UW: University of Washington)+ 5 AuthorsElizabeth A Cromwell9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UW: University of Washington)
Onchocerciasis is a neglected tropical disease with numerous symptoms and side effects, and when left untreated can lead to permanent blindness or skin disease. This database is an attempt to combine onchocerciasis prevalence data from peer-reviewed publications into a single open-source dataset. The process followed to extract and format the information has been detailed in this paper. A total of 14,043 unique location, diagnostic, age and sex-specific records from 1975–2017 have been collected...
Published on Mar 26, 2019in Scientific Reports4.01
Moritz U. G. Kraemer23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Oxford),
Nick Golding27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Melbourne)
+ 12 AuthorsDerek A. T. Cummings42
Estimated H-index: 42
(UF: University of Florida)
Human mobility is an important driver of geographic spread of infectious pathogens. Detailed information about human movements during outbreaks are, however, difficult to obtain and may not be available during future epidemics. The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa between 2014–16 demonstrated how quickly pathogens can spread to large urban centers following one cross-species transmission event. Here we describe a flexible transmission model to test the utility of generalised hum...
Published on Jun 10, 2019in Nature microbiology14.30
Jane P. Messina23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Oxford),
Oliver J. Brady27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Lond: University of London)
+ 17 AuthorsLucas Earl5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UW: University of Washington)
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that has spread throughout the tropical world over the past 60 years and now affects over half the world’s population. The geographical range of dengue is expected to further expand due to ongoing global phenomena including climate change and urbanization. We applied statistical mapping techniques to the most extensive database of case locations to date to predict global environmental suitability for the virus as of 2015. We then made use of climate, po...
Published in The Lancet HIV14.75
Tahvi Frank8
Estimated H-index: 8
Austin Carter19
Estimated H-index: 19
+ -3 AuthorsHedayat Abbastabar2
Estimated H-index: 2
Summary Background Understanding the patterns of HIV/AIDS epidemics is crucial to tracking and monitoring the progress of prevention and control efforts in countries. We provide a comprehensive assessment of the levels and trends of HIV/AIDS incidence, prevalence, mortality, and coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 1980–2017 and forecast these estimates to 2030 for 195 countries and territories. Methods We determined a modelling strategy for each country on the basis of the availability ...
Published on May 20, 2019in American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene2.31
Ellen M Goldberg13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UW: University of Washington),
Jonathan D. King15
Estimated H-index: 15
(WHO: World Health Organization)
+ 4 AuthorsElizabeth A Cromwell9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UW: University of Washington)
Published on Jun 1, 2019in The Lancet59.10
Daniel J. Weiss48
Estimated H-index: 48
(University of Oxford),
Timothy C D Lucas10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Oxford)
+ 39 AuthorsJennifer Rozier3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Oxford)
Summary Background Since 2000, the scale-up of malaria control interventions has substantially reduced morbidity and mortality caused by the disease globally, fuelling bold aims for disease elimination. In tandem with increased availability of geospatially resolved data, malaria control programmes increasingly use high-resolution maps to characterise spatially heterogeneous patterns of disease risk and thus efficiently target areas of high burden. Methods We updated and refined the Plasmodium fa...
Published in Lancet Oncology35.39
Lisa M. Force1
Estimated H-index: 1
Ibrahim Abdollahpour9
Estimated H-index: 9
+ -3 AuthorsChristine Allen16
Estimated H-index: 16
Summary Background Accurate childhood cancer burden data are crucial for resource planning and health policy prioritisation. Model-based estimates are necessary because cancer surveillance data are scarce or non-existent in many countries. Although global incidence and mortality estimates are available, there are no previous analyses of the global burden of childhood cancer represented in disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs). Methods Using the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Fact...
Published on Apr 1, 2019in Lancet Infectious Diseases27.52
Annie Haakenstad14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Harvard University),
Anton Connor Harle1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 14 AuthorsTomislav Mestrovic6
Estimated H-index: 6
Summary Background Sustaining achievements in malaria control and making progress toward malaria elimination requires coordinated funding. We estimated domestic malaria spending by source in 106 countries that were malaria-endemic in 2000–16 or became malaria-free after 2000. Methods We collected 36 038 datapoints reporting government, out-of-pocket (OOP), and prepaid private malaria spending, as well as malaria treatment-seeking, costs of patient care, and drug prices. We estimated government s...
Published on Jun 1, 2019in The Lancet59.10
Katherine E. Battle23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Oxford),
Timothy C D Lucas10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Oxford)
+ 36 AuthorsDaniel Casey20
Estimated H-index: 20
Summary Background Plasmodium vivax exacts a significant toll on health worldwide, yet few efforts to date have quantified the extent and temporal trends of its global distribution. Given the challenges associated with the proper diagnosis and treatment of P vivax , national malaria programmes—particularly those pursuing malaria elimination strategies—require up to date assessments of P vivax endemicity and disease impact. This study presents the first global maps of P vivax clinical burden from...