I teach methodology for causal inference. Humans make causal inferences all the time and causal inference is a key goal of science. My teaching explores the conditions required for causal inference and the methods (study design, data analysis) to make causal inferences when those conditions are met. Because I am an epidemiologist, the subject-matter of my courses is that of medicine and public health; however, my courses are also relevant for disciplines like economics, sociology, behavioral sciences, law, and public policy.
The target audience of my courses is researchers who need to evaluate the available evidence and generate new evidence to support decision-making. My aim is to help them develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to articulate sound arguments.
My teaching responsibilities at Harvard range from introductory to advanced methods courses. Please see the sidebar for a summary of my courses.