Jaffer Zaidi Receives Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Jaffer Zaidi, who was the recipient of a Young Investigator Award at JSM! These awards are given to new researchers for the best papers in statistics and epidemiology presented at JSM.

Jaffer’s paper, supervised by Tyler VanderWeele, was “On the identification of individual principal stratum direct, natural direct and pleiotropic effects without cross-world independence assumptions.” The paper provides empirical conditions to detect individual level direct effects only with the assumption of randomization at baseline. We apply our methods to re-examine the birthweight paradox.