Mr. Roux is a founding board member of IHME and, over the past decade, he championed IHME’s most ambitious project, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD). He encouraged IHME, as the coordinating center for the diverse array of GBD collaborators, from policymakers to researchers, practitioners to academics, to find ways to make the information more accessible and useful, so that it could have the greatest possible impact on the ground. The Roux Prize seeks to champion those who use GBD to make an impact.
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) enterprise dates back to 1993, with the publication of the World Bank’s World Development Report, and, since that time, GBD data have been used in a wide variety of ways to inform better policymaking at the local and international levels. Mr. Roux wanted to reward that kind of evidence-based innovation and to encourage even bolder attempts to improve population health through better measurement of disease burden.
Worth of Award
- Each year, the winner receives $100,000 that can be put toward anything that the winner wishes. Past recipients have used their winnings to fund academic scholarships, their research, or their own life’s causes.
- The Roux Prize is intended for anyone who has used health evidence in innovative ways to improve the health of the population.
- They welcome diverse entries: winners might be workers within government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations, or health providers working in the community.
- Nominations are welcomed from across the globe.
- Preference is given to individuals, but groups are eligible.
- Self-nominations are discouraged. Current full-time faculty, fellows, or employees of IHME and the University of Washington are not eligible.
How to Apply
The information included in the nomination form:
- Nominee’s personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, email, phone number, and physical address.
- Nomination statement (1000 word limit): The nomination statement should express why you feel this candidate is deserving of the Roux Prize. The strongest nominations will be those which:
- Describe the scope and relevance of the problem addressed by the nominee.
- Describe how the candidate used evidence to improve population health. Please include specific examples that highlight the importance of the evidence for achieving the outcome, and highlight the breadth and significance of the impact on the population.
- Describe the nominee and the context in which they performed their work, including any barriers or obstacles they had to overcome to achieve the outcome.
- Describe any innovations the nominee implemented in their use of evidence.
- Describe how the prize would benefit the nominee.
- Optional: Supporting materials. You may provide any documents which provide evidence of the nominee’s achievements and in particular highlight how the nominee used evidence to improve population health and/or the magnitude and relevance of the impact of the nominee’s work. These could include peer-reviewed articles, media publications, letters of support, etc. (5 maximum)
Nominator’s personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, email, phone number, and physical address.
- Optional: Co-nominator personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, email, phone number, and physical address.