Prof. Peter Byass

University of Umeå, Sweden

Prof. Peter Byass is currently Professor of Global Health at the University of Umeå, in Northern Sweden, and is Director of the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research. He also holds honorary Professorships at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Over the last 25 years Peter has worked on a wide range of population health measurement issues in Africa and Asia, contributing both to evidence and to methodologies. He has authored many publications, and serves as deputy Editor of Global Health Action, as well as being on the editorial boards of PLoS Medicine and Population Health Metrics. In recent years one of his specialist research interests has been the development of probabilistic models for interpreting verbal autopsy material, initiating the now widely-used InterVA model. He works closely with the INDEPTH Network and with WHO..