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. At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, I teach intermediate and advanced courses for doctoral and master students. I also teach at three international programs organized by the Harvard Medical School. 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 the Swiss Epidemiology Winter School, Wengen, Switzerland; the Swedish Interdisciplinary Graduate School in Register-Based Research, Åre, Sweden; the University of California, San Francisco; and the Erasmus Summer Programme, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.