IHME Roux Prize 2021


The Roux Prize is meant for someone who has used health data to boost the population’s health in creative ways. They accept different entries: winners may be government department staff, university institution scholars, voluntary association volunteers, or community health providers.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent population health research centre at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, that provides a rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.

The winner of the Roux Prize is selected in two rounds. First, the Roux Prize Nomination Committee – comprised of distinguished individuals in population health research, policy, and practice – reviews all nominations and selects the finalists. Then, the finalists are reviewed and a winner is selected by the Roux Prize Nomination Board.


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.


  • 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.
Eligible Regions: Open for all.