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 guest lecture 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
- Introduction to causal inference (Andrew Spieker)
- Estimation of treatment effects (Luke Keele)
- Computing session (Ted Westling)
- Sensitivity analysis (Dylan Small)
- Keynote address by James Robins
July 11: Advanced Topics in Causal Inference
- Instrumental variables (Nandita Mitra)
- Computing session (Arman Oganisian)
- Difference-in-differences (Bret Zeldow)
- Mediation (Donna Coffman)
- Time-dependent confounding (Jason Roy)
- Marginal structural models (Peter Yang)
- Machine learning in causal inference (Edward Kennedy)
July 12: Emerging Topics in Pharmacoepidemiology
- Emerging topics vs. standards in the field (Brian Strom)
- Trend-in-trend research design (Sean Hennessy)
- Pharmacoepidemiology and the microbiome (Daniel Horton)
- Mendelian randomization (Qingyuan Zhao)
- Weather-drug interactions, part I (Soko Setoguchi)
- Weather-drug interactions, part II (Sean Hennessy)
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).
$500 Rutgers or Penn faculty or staff
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.