Dr. Felicia Rabito, associate professor of epidemiology at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, was one of the contributing authors to a publication included in the Altmetric 100, a list of the scientific publications receiving the most online attention over the past year.
Dr. Rabito participated in the Global Burden of Disease Study, which was published in the Lancet in January 2015. The study estimated all-cause mortality across 72 countries, broken down by age and by sex.
The study was coordinated by the University of Washington, with assistance by scientists from many other institutions to contribute data for this annual collaboration. It provides a framework to assess trends in mortality on a global level.
The paper, Global, regional, and national age–sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, came in at #36 on the list.
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