I teach methodology for causal inference. 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, 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 have ranged from introductory to advanced methods courses. For a sample of my teaching of basic concepts, see
For a summary of my current and former courses at Harvard, see the sidebar. I also teach at the Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program of the Harvard medical School.