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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Symposium on Causal Inference
January 9 & 10, 2006


Location: Sheldon Hall (W1214), Wolfe Street Building
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205


Symposium Objectives:

The overall objective of this symposium is to disseminate
recent advances on designs and methods for drawing causal
inferences in Public Health. There are three specific objectives:


1. Facilitate an exchange of ideas between researchers in
Public Health and Economics;
2. Explore the role of novel study designs in causal
inference;
3. Translate the experience of researchers to
practitioners through a case-based interactive forum.


Sponsored by:


The Center for Prevention and Early Intervention*
The Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence**
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health’s Departments of Biostatistics & Mental Health
National Eye Institute


* Funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health and Drug
Abuse.

** Funded by the Centers for Disease Control

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Symposium on Causal Inference
January 9 & 10, 2006


Monday, January 9th

I. Dynamic Treatment Regimes in Public Health

9:00 am -12:00 pm 15-Minute Break at 10 am

Susan Murphy, University of Michigan

Butch Tsiatis, North Carolina State University

Marie Davidian, North Carolina State University

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch


II. Non-Compliance and Intervention Trials

2:00-5:00 pm 15-Minute Break at 3 pm

James Robins, Harvard University

Keisuke Hirano, University of Arizona

Steve Cole, Johns Hopkins University

Daniel Scharfstein, Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Symposium on
Causal Inference
January 9 & 10, 2006


Tuesday, January 10th

III. Econometric Perspectives on Causal Inference

9:00-12:00 pm 15-Minute Break at 10 am

Charles Manski, Northwestern University

Guido Imbens, University of California at Berkeley

Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University


12:00-2:00 Lunch


IV. Role of Designs for Improving Causal Inference

2:00-5:00 pm 15-Minute Break at 3 pm

Donald Rubin, Harvard University

Miguel Hernan, Harvard University

Constantine Frangakis, Johns Hopkins University

 

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