Epidemiologic Methods for Implementation Science: From Patients to Policies

Epidemiologic Methods for Implementation Science: From Patients to Policies

In recent years, epidemiology has begun to re-engage with the world of real-world policy, under the various auspices of implementation science, translational epidemiology, and consequentialism. Yet it remains unclear how epidemiologists can produce findings of most utility to their colleagues in health policy and health behavior, and to public health more broadly. In this symposium we will describe a framework rooted in causal inference approaches to epidemiology, which spans broad areas of internal validity, external validity, and population intervention estimation; describe key methodological approaches to all three areas; offer real-world examples of the application of these methods; and discuss how these approaches allow better interactions with colleagues in other public health disciplines. We reinforce epidemiology as the central discipline for translating scientific findings into public health policy.

Session Chair:
Daniel Westreich, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Presenters:
Daniel Westreich, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jessie Edwards, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jennifer Ahern, University of California, Berkeley
Jay Kaufman, McGill University

Session is sponsored by The American Journal of Epidemiology

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