About the Authors

Goodarz Danaei, Eric B. Rimm, Majid Ezzati
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Goodarz Danaei, Shefali Oza, Majid Ezzati
Initiative for Global Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Eric B. Rimm
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Sandeep C. Kulkarni
University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Christopher J. L. Murray
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

majid_ezzati@harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: GD EBR SO SCK CJLM ME. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: GD EBR SO SCK CJLM ME. Designed the experiments/the study: GD CJLM ME. Analyzed the data: GD SO SCK. Wrote the first draft of the paper: GD ME. Contributed to the writing of the paper: EBR CJLM. Supervised research: ME.