Hideki Higashi

Institute for Health Metrics and Evalution

Hideki Higashi, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. His areas of research include cost effectiveness, the Global Burden of Disease, and the Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN).

Prior to joining IHME, Dr. Higashi was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness at the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland. While there, his research focused on health economic evaluation, burden of disease, policy analysis, and disease control priority setting. Dr. Higashi made key contributions to research projects including the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010), the Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Prevention project, and the Vietnam Evidence for Health Policy Project. Previously, Dr. Higashi worked in the field of international health and development in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Sierra Leone, with various organizations including Japan International Cooperation Agency and Médecins sans Frontières.

Dr. Higashi earned his Bachelor of Arts at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. He obtained his Master of Public Health from Australia’s University of New South Wales, MSc in Health Economics from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, and his PhD in Health Economics from the University of Queensland in Brisbane.