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Advanced Methods Workshop

SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 15, 2021, 12:00 - 3:00pm Eastern

The SPER Advanced Methods Workshop immediately precedes the SPER annual meeting. The workshop provides researchers and students with an introduction to advanced epidemiologic methods.

Yu-Han Chiu

Jessica Young

Causal inference in pediatric and perinatal epidemiologic research: from questions to methods

Causal inference is challenging with real-world data.  In many pediatric and perinatal epidemiologic studies, the first challenge is articulating a meaningful causal question.  In this workshop, we will briefly introduce attendees to the process (and challenges) of articulating a causal question and how this leads to a choice of statistical analysis.  We focus on settings where the question is about causal effects of interventions on a treatment or exposure that varies over time and review some statistical methods that may recover such an effect in longitudinal studies with time-varying confounding.  We illustrate an application of these ideas to data from Project Viva, a longitudinal pre-birth cohort study. 

Click here to access slides from the 2010-2020 workshops.