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2019 Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research is a Course

2019 Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research



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This is the video and material archive of the 2019 Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research Short Course supported by NIH NHLBI grant R25HL124208.

The identification of causal relations is fundamental to a science of intervention and prevention. Obesity is a major problem for which much progress in understanding, treatment, and prevention remains to be made. Understanding which social and behavioral factors cause variations in adiposity and which other factors cause variations is vital to producing, evaluating, and selecting among intervention and prevention strategies as well as to understanding obesity’s root causes, requiring input from disciplines including statistics, economics, psychology, epidemiology, mathematics, philosophy, and in some cases behavioral or statistical genetics.

This course features:

  • Key underlying and fundamental principles of causal inference in obesity research.
  • Applying a broad range of techniques in obesity research.
  • Tailored approaches to specific and varying situations in obesity research.

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Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

The University of Alabama at Birmingham



Length: Self-paced


Credit: None


Audience: Advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career scientists with interest in behavior-oriented obesity research

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