Chacon Uscamaita Engaged as a GBD Collaborator

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CHIP Master’s Pamela Chacon Uscamaita

CHIP master's student Pamela Chacon Uscamaita is participating as a Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Collaborator.  The GBD study is an effort to quantify health loss across locations and over time, in order to improve health systems and eliminate health disparities.  In this role, she was involved in the publication of two recent articles "Global, regional, and national burden of disorders affecting the nervous system, 1990–2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021" and "Global age-sex-specific mortality, life expectancy, and population estimates in 204 countries and territories and 811 subnational locations, 1950–2021, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: a comprehensive demographic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021".  Pamela commented that participation as a GBD collaborator is "very gratifying, because it involves continuous learning to be able to provide relevant input to be considered as part of the publication. Within these experiences, I realized that I want to focus more on the visualization of data and presentation of tables."  CHIP is excited for Pamela's involvement in this collaborative effort and the opportunity to further explore her career interests.