COVID-19 and Impact on Mortality and Population Health

Population Health Metrics is calling for submissions focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on mortality/population health. According to the WHO, as of July 2023, there have been nearly 7 million deaths due to COVID-19 globally, and at least double that number in uncounted excess mortality attributable to the pandemic. COVID-19 mortality has varied over time, and by nation, within country geography and across demographics. This collection will include research focused on the COVID-19 pandemic mortality and other metrics of population health, including studies of descriptive epidemiology at the population level, burden of disease, disease and risk factor modeling, excess deaths, and comparative assessment of risks to health at the population level. We are particularly interested in inequalities in population health due to the COVID-19 pandemic and their measurement.


  • Meredith Shiels

    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, USA

  • Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

    School of Health and Society, University of Wollongong, Australia

  • Jonas Schöley

    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany

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