About the Authors

Amy Hagopian

hagopian@uw.edu

Affiliation Health Alliance International, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Abraham D. Flaxman

Affiliation Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Tim K. Takaro

Affiliation Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Sahar A. Esa Al Shatari

Affiliation Human Resources Development and Training Center, Iraq Ministry of Health, Baghdad, Iraq

Julie Rajaratnam

Affiliation Harborview Medical Center, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Stan Becker

Affiliation Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Alison Levin-Rector

Affiliation Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Lindsay Galway

Affiliation Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Berq J. Hadi Al-Yasseri

Affiliation Iraq Ministry of Health, Baghdad, Iraq

William M. Weiss

Affiliation Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Christopher J. Murray

Affiliation Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Gilbert Burnham

Affiliation Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AH ADF TT SAS JR SB LG BHA WW CJM GB. Performed the experiments: AH ADF TT SAS JR SB ALR LG BHA WW CJM GB. Analyzed the data: AH ADF TT JR SB ALR LG GB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AH ADF TT SAS JR SB ALR LG BHA WW CJM GB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AH ADF TT SAS JR SB ALR LG BHA WW CJM GB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AH ADF TT SAS JR SB ALR LG BHA WW CJM GB.