Dr. Nicholas Kassebaum, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor in Health Metric Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) discusses the findings from a new study, conducted in conjunction with Smile Train, looking at the impact of orofacial clefts and undernutrition.
Nicholas Kassebaum, MD, is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Health Metric Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington. He has been involved with the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study and the Cost-Effectiveness research teams since 2010 and now leads the GBD research team on maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH). In this role, Dr. Kassebaum researches the burden of disease and effectiveness of interventions for improving survival and health of women, children, and adolescents. He has a special interest in women’s health and equity, pregnancy health, and multiple child health issues including congenital birth defects, hemoglobinopathies, prematurity and low birth weight, child growth failure, anemia, oral and dental health, and neonatal complications arising from infections, jaundice, and asphyxia.
Dr. Kassebaum earned his undergraduate degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, completed anesthesiology residency at the University of Washington, and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. He practices clinically at Harborview Medical Center.