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SOCIAL DYNAMICS & COMMUNITY HEALTH SPEAKER SERIES

The Social Dynamics & Community Health Speaker Series is held once per month usually from 12-1:30 pm in A521 Public Health. See below for specific seminar dates.

Upcoming BCHS Seminars

Seminar Series

Mediation Analysis for Health Disparities Research

Tuesday 11/28 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A521 Public Health

Social epidemiologists often seek to determine mechanisms that underlie health disparities using mediation procedures that may not be justified with exposures of common interest. In this presentation, Dr. Naimi will explore the consequences of using standard approaches, referred to as the difference and generalized product methods, when mediator-outcome confounders are associated with the exposure. He will compare these with inverse probability-weighted marginal structural models, the structural transformation method, doubly robust g-estimation of a structural nested model, and doubly robust targeted minimum loss-based estimation. Dr. Naimi and colleagues used data on births from 2003 to 2007 in the Penn Moms study to assess the extent to which breastfeeding prior to hospital discharge explained the racial disparity in infant mortality. He will use this data to show how standard approaches for mediation analysis in health disparities research can yield misleading results.

Ashley Naimi, PhD
Assistant Professor,
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology

View flyer for details (pdf).

 

Last Updated On Tuesday, November 07, 2017 by Cotter, Susan
Created On Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Previous BCHS Seminars

Thu 9/20/2018
Social Networks & Health - Kar-Hai Chu, Pitt Center for Research on Media, Technology, & Health BCHS Seminar Series
Social Networks & Health - Kar-Hai Chu, Pitt Center for Research on Media, Technology, & Health
Thu 9/20/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Kar-Hai Chu of Pitt's Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health will discuss his use of innovative techniques such as social network analysis (SNA) in exploratory and surveillance studies and interventions including recent work on the marketing and use of electronic cigarettes. 

Mon 3/26/2018
Can tobacco control policies reduce smoking disparities and improve downstream health equity? BCHS Seminar Series
Can tobacco control policies reduce smoking disparities and improve downstream health equity?
Mon 3/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Tue 2/27/2018
Using Electronic Health Record Data to Study Social and Environmental Determinants of Health BCHS Seminar Series
Using Electronic Health Record Data to Study Social and Environmental Determinants of Health
Tue 2/27/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A521 Public Health

Tue 10/24/2017
Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition BCHS Seminar Series
Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition
Tue 10/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A521 Public Health

Fri 3/31/2017
Physical-mental Health Comorbidity and the Role of Social Context BCHS Seminar Series
Physical-mental Health Comorbidity and the Role of Social Context
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A216 Public Health

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Contact

For information on seminars and events in the department, contact:

Sue Cotter
suecot@pitt.edu
412-624-9594

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