GBD Workshop

The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) provides estimates of burden for over 300 diseases and injuries. To date, it is the largest and most comprehensive effort to describe the impact of disease, injuries, and risk factors in 195 countries. GBD findings are freely and publicly available but it is important to know how to access and use this information.

This workshop will be run by the Psychiatric Epidemiology and Burden of Disease Group (PEABOD) at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research which is affiliated with the School of Public Health at UQ and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Seattle. Our team is responsible for all findings relating to mental and substance use disorders in GBD. We are “in the trenches” of GBD and will be able to share our knowledge and experience with students, academics, clinicians, and others in the health field.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the methods used in GBD and how to access, interpret, and apply GBD findings in research and in health policy and planning. There will be speakers from a range of disciplines, and presentations will incorporate live demonstrations. Importantly, the workshop will encourage open discussion and an exchange of ideas around the applications of GBD data.