SERtalks – Portland

SERtalks – Portland

“An Introduction to Quantitative Bias Analysis”

November 1, 2019
12:00-1:00pm PST

Live Streaming Available


Oregon Health & Science University – Portland State University
School of Public Health
Richard Jones Hall 4340

Richard MacLehose, PhD
University of Minnesota
Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Epidemiologic studies are beset by multiple biases and while sound study design and analysis may reduce many of these biases, some are likely to persist. Quantitative bias analysis is a set of techniques that allow researchers to adjust for a source of bias, after the study was conducted. Simple bias analysis techniques can be used to adjust for selection bias, misclassification and uncontrolled confounding. In this SERtalk, I will discuss simple bias analysis techniques as well as probabilistic bias analysis and Bayesian approaches that incorporate uncertainty in bias parameters as well.