Summer Institute 2019

Causal Inference Summer Institute

July 10-12, 2019

The Center for Causal Inference is proud to announce its third annual Causal Inference Summer Institute, a three-day, intensive learning experience that will take place at the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, NJ. 

Each day will offer didactic lectures by experts in the field, discussion of real examples, and hands-on computing sessions. This year, our opening day will feature an inaugural Distinguished Lectureship by James Robins, MD, Mitchell L. and Robin LaFoley Dong Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Our final day will feature new ideas on designing and analyzing pharmocoepidemiology studies using causal approaches.

We welcome statisticians, epidemiologists, clinicians, and researchers from other disciplines who are interested in gaining an understanding and practical foundation in causal inference.

Schedule Overview (tentative)

July 10: Causal Inference Introduction and Applications

July 11: Advanced Topics in Causal Inference

July 12: Emerging Topics in Pharmacoepidemiology 

For a more detailed schedule, see here

The Institute is sponsored by the CCI’s three cooperating institutions: Penn’s Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB); the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health; and Penn’s Wharton School. The pharmacoepidemiology day is jointly organized by Rutgers Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (PETS) and the Penn Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training (CPeRT).

Registration fees

$750 general

$500 Rutgers or Penn faculty or staff

$250 Students


Rutgers has arranged a service agreement for several local hotels. When you book your reservation through this service, you receive discount rates and a percentage of the booking comes to Rutgers to support university programs and initiatives. We highly recommend that you book your stay at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick as it is within walking distance from the Institute location. If you choose to lodge at the other hotels, you will have to arrange transportation to and from the Institute. 


The Rutgers College Ave. Student Center is conveniently located within a five-minute walk of the New Brunswick train station. If you are flying, John F. Kennedy International airport is a 30-minute drive.


If you have questions regarding cost, please contact Jason Roy before registering. 

*Please note that when registering for the Summer Institute, you’ll be required to create an account.



The Center for Causal Inference (CCI) is a research center that is operating under a partnership between Penn’s Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health, and Penn’s Wharton School. The mission of the CCI is to be a leading center for research and training in the development and application of causal inference theory and methods.


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