Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 11:00-12:00
AMC Bldg 500, Third Floor, Teleconference Room E3333
4/10/18 (NOTE: Time Change 11:30-12:30, and room change Dean's Conference Room W3166) - Sharon Lutz, PhD - Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Informatics, and Annie Thwing - Candidate - Discussion of the paper: Methodological challenges in Mendelian randomization (Paper)
3/13/18 - Fan Yang, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - Discussion of the paper: Covariate balancing propensity score (Paper)
2/6/18 - Debashis Ghosh, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - Discussion of the paper: Approximate Residual Balancing: De-Biased Inference of Average Treatment Effects in High Dimensions (Paper)
11/14/17 - Sharon Lutz, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - Discussion of the paper: Causal Discovery with Continuous Additive Noise Models by Peters J, et al. (2014) Journal of Machine Learning Research. 15: 2009-2053 (Paper)
9/12/17 - Sarah Schmiege, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - Discussion of the paper: Mediation Analysis With Intermediate Confounding: Structural Equation Modeling Viewed Through the Causal Inference Lens by Bianca L. De Stavola, Rhian M. Daniel, George B. Ploubidis, and Nadia Micali (American Journal of Epidemiology, 2015;181(1): 64-80.) (Paper)
2/28/17 - Sharon Lutz, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - "The Role of Unmeasured Confounding in Mediation Analysis, Part 2."
2/14/17 - Sharon Lutz, PhD - "The Role of Unmeasured Confounding in Mediation Analysis, Part 1."
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.)
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).
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).
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.)
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).
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).
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).
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)
10/13/15 - Meeting hosted by Ed Bedrick, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - "Causal Inference Based on Counterfactuals (M Hofler)
9/8/15 - Meeting hosted by Sharon Lutz, PhD - Biostatistics and Informatics - "Conceptual Issues Concerning Mediation, Interventions and Composition" (VanderWeele and Vansteelandt)