Teaching

I teach research methodology. 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, and my target audience is researchers and clinicians who need to evaluate or generate evidence to support decision-making. My aim is to help them develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to articulate sound arguments.

At Harvard I teach core methods courses in several programs. At the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences of Technology, I teach Clinical Epidemiology to medical students and other graduate students. I also teach Clinical Epidemiology in several programs of the Harvard Medical School Office of Global Education. At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, I teach intermediate and advanced courses on causal inference methods for doctoral and master students. For a summary of my current and former courses at Harvard, see the sidebar.

Outside Harvard, I often teach short courses and lead workshops. In the academic year 2015-16, I will teach at