Corrie Joshu, PhD Department of Epidemiology Johns Hopkins University Lecture 1: Course Overview and Causal Inference Epidemiologic Methods 2 340.752
Today’s Outline n Welcome and Introductions n Course Administration n Review 752 course outline and expectations n Introduction to causal inference & causal graphing (DAG)
Introductions: Dr. Corrie Joshu n PhD Saint Louis University MPH Saint Louis University MA Boston University BA Washington University in St. Louis n Joined JHSPH faculty in 2013 n Cancer Epidemiology Area of Concentration; Joint appointment in Oncology n Research Interests: o Colorectal and prostate cancer o Modifiable risk factors (especially obesity) o Cancer screening and early detection 3
Introductions: Dr. Stephan Ehrhardt n MD Free University Berlin, Germany MPH HAW Hamburg, Germany n Joined JHSPH faculty in 2011 n Clinical Trials Area of Concentration n Research Interests: o Infectious diseases o Link between infectious and non- infectious diseases (for example , mental health) o Mother-child health o Trials and observational studies in low- income countries 4
Introductions: Laboratory Instructors Dr. Amy Wesolowski n W5008 n PhD n Assistant Professor n Infectious disease Dr. Sabina Haberlen n W3008 n PhD, MS n Assistant Scientist n Infectious disease Dr. Miranda Jones n W3030 n PhD, MHS n Assistant Professor n Environmental exposure / Chronic Disease Dr. Eric Seaberg n W4030 n PhD, MPH n Assistant Professor n HIV / chronic disease
Introduction: Instructors & Course TAs TA Office Hours • Every Tuesday and Thursday • 12:15-1:15 pm • Room W6104, W6015 (usually – check schedule) Lin Wang, Lead TA Batel Blechter Brooke Jarrett Maneet Kaur Jowanna Malone Daniel Penaloza Danielle Powell Sally Coburn Jianyu E
Lectures: M/W/F 8:30 – 9:50 n 8:30-9:50 MWF n Attendance expected n No in person lecture or lab on o Wednesday, November 21st (before Thanksgiving) o Friday, December 21st (last day of term) o You are responsible for Online Synthesis Lectures 1 (11/21) and 2 (12/17) n Midterm is Wednesday, November 28 at 8:00 n Final exam is Wednesday, December 19 at 8:00 n Same exam policies as 751
Laboratory Sessions: M/W or M/F Monday & Wednesday OR Monday & Friday At-home lab portion o Due Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am u Submit early, no extensions o Complete via CoursePlus – graded quiz o Have at home lab in front of you when completing quiz – CoursePlus does not show tables/ figures In-class lab portion o 10:15-11:50 am o 10:15-11 with lab-group/table o 11–11:50 facilitated lab-room review o Bring at home lab with you for reference
Laboratory Sessions - Reminders Lab is a required part of the course n You will be assigned a new lab group n 1 of the labs is a mini-project (submitted via VoiceThread) Lab room and group assignments will be posted on the CoursePlus website 10:15 Lab Start Time n 10-10:15 Time to ask questions Lecture Lab Practice Exams Reading/ Study Groups
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