Causality to Get Population Health Science Right
We were delighted to host the Causality to Get Population Health Science Right symposium held for the first time on 29 March 2023 in Lausanne. We thank all the participants for attending the inaugural Causality symposium.
This symposium aims to create a space for early-stage researchers to network and learn from the leading experts in causal inference in Switzerland. In 2023, the keynote speaker was Prof. Jay Kaufman, PhD, from the Department of Epidemiology, School of Population and Global Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Check back to see our list of speakers for future symposiums.
|Opening and welcome
|Arnaud Chiolero, MD PhD, #PopHealthLab of UNIFR & SSPH, Switzerland Introduction – Data do not speak by themselves
|Jay Kaufman, PhD, School of Population and Global Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada The ethics of confounder adjustment
|Robert West, PhD, dlab of EPFL, Switzerland Studying on-campus nutritional behaviors via food purchase logs
|Josephine Jackisch, PhD, #PopHealthLab of UNIFR, Switzerland Differential hospitalization risks and differential susceptibility to death following involvement with child welfare services: challenges in applying causal mediation analysis
|Cristian Carmeli, PhD, #PopHealthLab of UNIFR, Switzerland Covering perinatal health care costs to improve newborn outcomes: a quasi-experimental population-based study
|Aaron Sarvet, PhD, Department of Mathematics, EPFL, Switzerland False trails for mechanistic research in medicine and public health
|Mats Stensrud, MD PhD, Chair of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematics, EPFL, Switzerland Data and decisions: how strings of numbers can honestly promote public health
|Closing remarks by Arnaud Chiolero (+ poster awards)
|End of the symposium
The symposium took place at EPFL, Lausanne in the Bernoulli Center for Fundamental Studies.