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Sarah Wulf Hanson, MPH, PhD, is a Lead Research Scientist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. She has more than a decade of experience estimating the burden of disease of several diseases, conditions, and risk factors in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. In her current role, she is working to improve the GBD methods and the stability of nonfatal burden estimates over time. Dr. Hanson is also estimating the health burden of acute and long COVID. Dr. Hanson received both her MPH and PhD in Global Health Metrics from the University of Washington, after receiving a BS in Bioengineering from Rice University. In her doctoral dissertation, she estimated the subnational causes of death and attributable burden due to fine particulate matter in Indonesian provinces.

Long COVID stemmed from mild cases of COVID-19 in most people, according to a new multicountry study

Even mild COVID-19 cases can have major and long-lasting effects on people’s health. That is one of the key findings from our recent multicountry study on long COVID-19 – or long COVID – per a new research study by Dr. Sarah Wulf Hanson and Prof. Theo Vos, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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