PHTH 6800: Causal Inference in Public Health Research
Lecture - 3 credits
- Exposes students to causal inference approaches, including causal diagrams and counterfactual theory.
- Students are also asked to draw upon their own research experiences and prior epidemiology training to evaluate public health studies.
- Covers how to apply the fundamental concepts of counterfactuals and causal diagrams; assess threats to validity in study designs and analysis, including confounding, selection bias, and measurement error/misclassification; evaluate the validity of a public health research study's design and analysis with respect to addressing causal questions; and critically analyze scientific literature and apply findings to clinical or policy decisions.
- Offers students an opportunity to think critically and rigorously about the implications of study design and analysis toward addressing public health questions.
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