Announcing November BEMC Talk

Dear Berlin-area Epidemiological Methods Enthusiasts,

You are invited to our next BEMC Talk on Wednesday, November 6th.  

BEMC Talk: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 @ 4pm

“The causes of the causes in context: confronting the burden of proof in lifecourse and social epidemiology” – Michelle Kelly-Irving, Inserm-Toulouse, Equity research team, LEASP, Faculté de Medecine, Toulouse, France

  • Please register online:
  • Description: “Social determinants are at the root of many potential causal pathways towards health outcomes. Increasingly, the randomized-control trial approach to establishing causality is questioned with the development of other causal approaches. These methods can be especially challenging for research questions involving social determinants and health inequalities within a lifecourse framework. In complex observational settings understanding and defining the context is a key issue affecting the generalizability of findings and transferability of interventions. Theory-driven research may be especially important when dealing with these methodological challenges, and enable lifecourse researchers to interpret their findings. I will present these challenges in terms of research on social-to-biological questions relating to health inequalities, and discuss how interdisciplinarity and triangulation may help to establish the burden of proof.
  • Location: Hertwig–Hörsaal  (Oscar Hertwig-Haus, Anatomie), CCM 10117 Berlin

Upcoming Berlin Epi Events:

  • November 20th – BEMC JClub – Paper will be posted online
  • December 4th – BEMC Talk – Uwe Siebert, Hall in Tirol
  • December 18th – BEMC JClub – Paper will be posted online

Interested in other Institute of Public Health events? Visit our calendar to check out upcoming conferences & short courses!

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