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Biostatistics and Informatics Working Groups


Causal Inference Working Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 11:00-12:00 in AMC Bldg 500, Third Floor, Teleconference Room E3333.

 Upcoming Meetings 

2/28/17 - Sharon Lutz, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - "The Role of Unmeasured Confounding in Mediation Analysis, Part 2."


Previous Meetings

9/8/15 - Meeting hosted by Sharon Lutz, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - "Conceptual Issues Concerning Mediation, Interventions and Composition" (VanderWeele and Vansteelandt)

10/13/15 - Meeting hosted by Ed Bedrick, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - "Causal Inference Based on Counterfactuals (M Hofler)

11/10/15 - Meeting hosted by Miranda Kroehl, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - "Drawing Causal Inferences Using Propensity Scores: A Practical Guide for Community Psychologists" (Lanza, Moore, and Butera)

12/8/15 - Meeting hosted by Sarah Schmiege, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - Causal Effects in Mediation Modeling: An Introduction With Applications to Latent Variables (Muthen & Asparouhov, Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal).

3/4/16 - Erin Leister leading a group discussion on the "Genetic Variants on 15q25.1, Smoking, and Lung Cancer:  An Assessment of Mediation and Interaction" (Am J Epidemiol. 2012;175(10:1013-1020).

4/12/16 - Marcelo Perraillion, PhD - ColoradoSPH Dept of Health Systems, Management & Policy - Overview of Regression Discontinuity Design.  Articles:  Regression discontinuity designs are underutilized in medicine, epidemiology, and public health: a review of current and best practice (J Clin Epi 68) and Regression Discontinuity Designs in Economics (J Econ Lit 48).  AMC Bldg 500, ColoradoSPH Dean's Conference Room W3166, snacks provided.

8/29/16 - Sarah Schmiege, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - Discussion of the paper: Mediation analysis allowing for exposure-mediator interactions and causal interpretation: theoretical assumptions and implementation with SAS and SPSS macros by Linda Valeri and Tyler J. VandrWeele of Harvard University (Psychol Methods. 2013 June; 18(2: 137-150. doi: 10.1037/a0031034.)

9/26/16 - Anne Starling, PhD - Discussion of the paper: Estimating the Time-Varying Joint Effects of Obesity and Smoking on All-Cause Mortality Using Marginal Structural Models by Hailey R. Banack and Jay s. Kaufman of McGill University (Am J of Epidemiology, Dec 10, 2015, Vol. 183, No. 2. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv168).

10/17/16 - Sharon Lutz, PhD - Discussion of the paper: A unification of mediation and interaction: a four-way decomposition by Tyler J. VanderWeele of Harvard School of Public Health (Epidemiology, Sept 2014, Vol. 25, No. 2. Pages 749-761. doi:10.1097/EDE.0000000000000000121).

12/5/16 - Sharon Lutz, PhD - Discussion of the paper:  Identification, Inference and Sensitivity Analysis for Causal Mediation Effects by Imai K, Keele L, Yamamoto T.  (2010.  Statistical Science. 25(1): 51-71.)

2/14/17 - Sharon Lutz, PhD - "The Role of Unmeasured Confounding in Mediation Analysis, Part 1." 



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