The aim of this workshop, presented by Dr Murthy Mittinty of the University of Adelaide's School of Public Health, is to provide an outline of recent developments in mediation analysis, that is, the analyses used to assess the relative magnitude of different pathways and mechanisms through which an exposure may affect an outcome.
This workshop will provide:
(i) Conceptual understanding and interpretability of the results;
It will cover traditional approaches to mediation such as product and difference methods and introduce the latest developments such as counterfactual approach. Importance will be given to the confounding assumptions required for a causal interpretation of direct and indirect effect estimates. Methods from the causal inference literature to conduct mediation in the presence of exposure mediator interactions, binary outcomes, binary mediators, and case-control study designs will be demonstrated. Sensitivity analysis techniques for unmeasured confounding and measurement error will be introduced. Discussion will focus on extending single mediation analysis to multiple mediators.
(ii) Using epidemiological data practical applications of the above methods will be demonstrated. Analysis will be demonstrated using commonly used software such as STATA.
(iii) Emphasis will also be given on report and communication of the estimates from the above methods.
Workshop prerequisites are experience in regression analysis and epidemiology.
About the presenter
Dr Murthy Mittinty is a senior research fellow in the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health. His research interests are in application of statistical methods to problems concerning public health, design and analysis of observational data, imputation of missing data and causal inference.
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