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Quantitative Epidemiology Methods in Practice


Quantitative Epidemiology Methods in Practice

April 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
OHSU Campus Services Building (CSB) Room 679
3505 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd
Portland, OR 97239
Sarah Andrea

Join us for our next Quantitative Epidemiology Methods in Practice! Jonathan M. Snowden, PhD and Kyle Hart, MS will be co-presenting, “Simulation studies for epidemiologic research: application to preterm birth” on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 from 12PM – 1PM in the Campus Services Building Room 679.

Simulation research has many applications in epidemiology, and may be especially useful when investigators cannot access the ideal data that would enable answering their question of interest. Such data may not even exist in some scenarios. Building on simulation studies that focused on preterm birth and low birthweight conducted over the last decade, this presentation will feature published and in progress studies that demonstrate the complexity of studying birth outcomes. Presenters will highlight challenges that arise in the process of inferring causal effects and demonstrate how simulation can help us infer causal effects by asking the right causal questions.

This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty, and the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions or are interested in presenting at a future Quantitative Epidemiology Methods in Practice seminar, please send an email to andreasa@ohsu.edu.