Short Course

An Introduction to Causal Inference

Week 1: June 1-5, 2020

This 5-day course introduces concepts and methods for causal inference from observational data. Upon completion of the course, participants will be prepared to further explore the causal inference literature. Topics covered include the g-formula, inverse probability weighting of marginal structural models, g-estimation of structural nested models, causal mediation analysis, and methods to handle unmeasured confounding. The last day will end with a “capstone” open Q&A session with the instructors.

Instructors: Miguel Hernán, Judith Lok, James Robins, Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen & Tyler VanderWeele

See topics below

Sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Tuition: $700 per person, to be paid at the time of registration. This course is non-degree and non-credit.

A limited number of tuition waivers are available for HSPH students. To apply, please send your CV and a brief statement of interest (half page) to Alyssa Pellegrini by April 5.

Prerequisites: Participants are expected to be familiar with basic concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics, including linear and logistic regression and survival analysis techniques.

Venue and logistics: The course will be offered 9am-12pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm at

Kresge Auditorium, Room G1
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Week 2: June 8-12, 2020

New! Advanced courses are now available for week 2. Given the growing need to develop programs dedicated to serving the need of public health professionals and the success of the Summer Program on Causal Inference, the Department Chair and instructors extended the course by an additional 5 days to include a series of advanced courses.

Week 2 will consist of five days of half-day advanced courses for the full week with morning and afternoon sessions. Participants can choose a combination of 2 half-day topics offered, allowing each participant to create an amalgam of courses to fit their educational needs. Choose from the following combinations: Topic 1 & 2, Topic 1 & 4, Topic 3 & 4, Topic 3 & 2, please note that it is not possible to take all 4 courses.

See advanced topics below

Sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

 

Tuition: $500 per course, to be paid at the time of registration. This course is non-degree and non-credit.

A limited number of tuition waivers are available for HSPH students. To apply, please send your CV and a brief statement of interest (half page) to Alyssa Pellegrini by April 5.

Prerequisites: Participants are expected to be familiar with basic concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics, including linear and logistic regression and survival analysis techniques.

Venue and logistics: Mon-Fri with morning courses starting at 9am-12pm and afternoon courses offered 1:30pm-4:30pm at:

Kresge Auditorium, Rooms G1 & G2
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Participants will be given access to the course materials online. Snacks, coffee, and a variety of lunch options are available for sale in the cafeteria and nearby restaurants.

Registration for both weeks will be available starting March 2nd

Questions?
Inquiries can be directed to Alyssa Pellegrini


Course Outline Week 1

Monday, June 1

Tuesday, June 2

Wednesday, June 3

Thursday, June 4

Friday, June 5


Course Outline Week 2