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Center for Causal Inference

Summer Short Course on Causal Inference | June 11-12, 2020

Summer Short Course on Causal Inference | June 11-12, 2020

We are pleased to announce a new, virtual short course that will provide a non-technical introduction to concepts in causality for researchers in a wide range of clinical and social-science fields. In just two half-days, top experts from the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University will cover a variety of foundational topics, grounded in real-world applications. Attendees should have a basic understanding of statistical regression modeling.

Our capacity is limited, so register now to attend this 2-day short course. Please note that advance registration is required, and you must create an account in order to register.  Once you have completed the registration and payment process, you will receive the BlueJeans conference call information. You will receive an additional email the day before the conference, which will again contain all the necessary information.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Standard rate  $175    Student rate $100   Questions? Contact Lisbeth Dennis


Time Title Presenter
9:00 - 9:30 am A brief history of causality Dylan Small, PhD
9:30 - 11:30 am Basic concepts: association versus causation, confounding, directed acyclic graphs, potential outcomes framework, average causal effect

Peter Yang, PhD

11:30 - 1:00 pm Heterogeneity of treatment effect, mediation Jason Roy, PhD



Time Title Presenter
9:00 - 10:30 am Propensity scores: Matching, inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW) Andrew Spieker, PhD
10:30 - 12:00 pm Instrumental variables Nandita Mitra, PhD
12:00 - 1:00 pm Causal study designs: Difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity Luke Keele, PhD


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About CCI

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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