Professor Simon Hay
DPhil, DSc, FMedSci
Simon I Hay is a Professor in the Department of Health Metrics Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington, and Director of Research Strategy at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Prof Hay obtained his doctorates from the University of Oxford where he remains a member of congregation. He has published >500 peer-reviewed and other publications with an h-index of >140. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) in 2012 and served as its 52nd President (2013-2015). Prof. Hay has received numerous awards, notably the Back Award of the Royal Geographical Society (2012), for research contributing to public health policy and the Bailey K. Ashford Medal (2013) and the Chalmers Medal (2015) of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the RSTMH respectively, for distinguished work in tropical medicine. He was elected to the fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2015, and in 2019 he was named Fellow by election of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.