Lectures and seminars Workshop: Introduction to mediation and interaction analysis

29-11-2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Karolina, Widerström building, Tomtebodavägen 18A

The Doctoral programme in Public Health Science (PHSP) invites doctoral students and researchers to our workshop "Introduction to mediation and interaction analysis" with Andrea Bellavia. The workshop will introduce traditional and new methods for mediation and interaction analysis in observational studies.

These methods are commonly used to assess social and biological pathways by which causal effects operate. Fundamentals of mediation analysis will be presented for dichotomous, continuous, and time-to-event outcomes, and discussion will be given as to when the standard approaches to mediation analysis are or are not valid. The relationship between traditional methods for mediation in the biomedical and the social sciences and new methods in causal inference will be discussed.

The workshop will also introduce some of the recent developments in the field, including extensions to incorporate multiple mediators and interactions. Stata macros and commands to implement these techniques will be presented.

Basic knowledge of linear and logistic regression is recommended.

About the workshop leader

Andrea Bellavia is a Research Scientist at the Department of Environmental Health, and a teaching faculty member of the Department of Biostatistics, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

His main research focus is the development and application of statistical methods for multiple correlated exposures, high dimensional interactions, and their integration in mediation analysis.


Register to fu-adm@phs.ki.se by 25 November.


Daniel Falkstedt Principal researcher