Global Health



Alan J. Thomson
B.Sc. DLSHTM M.Sc. Ph.D

Victoria, BC, Canada

email: ajthomson@AdaptiveKM.com

My early research was in Parasitology and Medical Entomology. Late in my career, I obtained a Diploma and M.Sc. in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, following which I published an analysis of climate and malaria in Nigeria. In 2012, I contributed two analyses to Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Thematic Consultations, and was subsequently accepted as a collaborator in the Global Burden of Disease Study.

Global Burden of Disease Health Financing publications:

Dieleman J, ... ... Thomson, AJ... Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995-2014: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries. The Lancet 389 (10083): 1981-2004, 2017.

Dieleman J, ... ... Thomson, AJ... Patterns of global health financing and potential future spending on health. The Lancet 389 (10083): 1955-1956, 2017.

Global Burden of Disease publications:

Strong M, ... ... Thomson, AJ... Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal healthcare in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. The Lancet. 2017.

Kassebaum, N, ... ... Thomson, AJ... Child and Adolescent Health From 1990 to 2015: Findings From the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2015 Study. JAMA Pediatrics. 2017.

Forouzanfar MH, Afshin A, Alexander LT, Anderson HR, Bhutta ZA, Biryukov S, Brauer M, Burnett R, Cercy K, Charlson FJ, Cohen AJ ... Thomson, AJ.... Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet 2016 Oct 8; 388(10053):1659-724.

Kassebaum NJ, Arora M, Barber RM, Bhutta ZA, Brown J, Carter A, Casey DC, Charlson FJ, Coates MM, Coggeshall M, Cornaby L ... Thomson, AJ. Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet 2016; 388(10053):1603-58.

Kassebaum NJ, ... ... Thomson, AJ... Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet 2016 388(10053): 1775 - 1812.

Kyu HH, Pinho C, Wagner JA, Brown JC, Bertozzi-Villa A, Charlson FJ, Coffeng LE, Dandona L, Erskine HE, Ferrari AJ, Fitzmaurice C ... Thomson, AJ... . Global and national burden of diseases and injuries among children and adolescents between 1990 and 2013: findings from the global burden of disease 2013 study. JAMA pediatrics. 2016 Mar 1;170(3):267-87.

Lim SS, Allen K, Bhutta ZA, Dandona L, Forouzanfar MH, Fullman N, Gething PW, Goldberg EM, Hay SI, Holmberg M, Kinfu Y ... Thomson, AJ.... Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1813-50.

Wang H ... ... Thomson, AJ... Estimates of global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980-2015: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet HIV. 2016;3(8):e361-87.

Wang H, Naghavi M, Allen C, Barber RM, Bhutta ZA, Carter A, Casey DC, Charlson FJ, Chen AZ, Coates MM, Coggeshall M ... Thomson, AJ.... Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 2016 Oct 8; 388(10053):1459-544.

Wang H, Bhutta ZA, Coates MM, Coggeshall M, Dandona L, Diallo K, Franca EB, Fraser M, Fullman N, Gething PW, Hay SI ... Thomson, AJ.... Global, regional, national, and selected subnational levels of stillbirths, neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 2016 Oct 8;388(10053):1725-74.

Murray CJ, Ortblad KF, Guinovart C, Lim SS, Wolock TM, Roberts DA, Dansereau EA, Graetz N, Barber RM, Brown JC, Wang H... Thomson, AJ... Global, regional, and national incidence and mortality for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet. 2014 Sep 19;384(9947):1005-70.

Wang H, Liddell CA, Coates MM, Mooney MD, Levitz CE, Schumacher AE, Apfel H, Iannarone M, Phillips B, Lofgren KT, Sandar L... Thomson, AJ... Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet. 2014 Sep 19;384(9947):957-79.

Other publications:

Thomson, A.J. 2010. Climate indices, rainfall onset and retreat, and malaria in Nigeria. J Vector Borne Dis 47:193-203.

Thomson, A.J. 2012. Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda Knowledge Ecosystem. Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Thematic Consultation, Contributed paper. http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/296228

Thomson, A.J. 2012. Preparing for cross-sectoral action for health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Thematic Consultation, Contributed paper. http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/291897

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