Causal Inference

Autor Boston, Massachusetts, USA) Hernan, Miguel A. (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) Robins, James M. (Harvard School of Pub Health
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 25 ian 2024

Written by pioneers in the field, this practical book presents an authoritative yet accessible overview of the methods and applications of causal inference. The text provides a thorough introduction to the basics of the theory for non-time-varying treatments and the generalization to complex longitudinal data.

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ISBN-13: 9781420076165
ISBN-10: 1420076167
Pagini: 312
Ilustrații: 21 Tables, black and white; 128 Line drawings, black and white; 128 Illustrations, black and white
Dimensiuni: 156 x 235 mm
Greutate: 0.45 kg
Editura: Taylor & Francis

Notă biografică

Miguel Hernán conducts research to learn what works to improve human health. Together with his collaborators, he designs analyses of healthcare databases, epidemiologic studies, and randomized trials. Miguel teaches clinical epidemiology at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and causal inference methodology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he is the Kolokotrones Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. His edX course "Causal Diagrams" is freely available online and widely used for the training of researchers.
James Robins is a world leader in the development of analytic methods for drawing causal inferences from complex observational and randomized studies with time-varying treatments. His contributions include new classes of estimators based on the g-formula, inverse probability weighting of marginal structural models, and g-estimation of structural nested models. He teaches advanced epidemiologic methods at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he is the Mitchell L. and Robin LaFoley Dong Professor of Epidemiology.


Part I: Causal inference without models 1. A definition of causal effect 2. Randomized experiments 3. Observational studies 4. Effect modification 5. Interaction 6. Graphical representation of causal effects 7. Confounding 8. Selection bias 9. Measurement bias 10. Random variability Part II: Causal inference with models 11. Why model? 12. IP weighting and marginal structural models 13. Standardization and the parametric g-formula 14. G-estimation of structural nested models 15 Outcome regression and propensity scores 16. Instrumental variable estimation 17. Causal survival analysis 18 Variable selection for causal inference Part III: Causal inference from complex longitudinal data 19. Time-varying treatments 20. Treatment-confounder feedback 21. G-methods for time-varying treatments 22. Target trial emulation 23. Causal mediation