Courses

The Use of Meta-Analysis for Causal Inference in Epidemiology

Allan H. Smith, MD, PhD

Allan Smith was born in New Zealand and completed a BSc at the Victoria University of Wellington (1964) followed by MB,ChB (1971) and a PhD in epidemiology at the University of Otago (1975). He has been Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health in the University of California, Berkeley, since 1983, where he currently teaches courses in occupational and environmental epidemiology, causal inference and meta-analysis. He directs the Arsenic Health Effects Research Program involving studies of many different health effects of arsenic in drinking water including studies in Argentina, Chile, India, Bangladesh and the United States. As well as cancer studies, he has directed studies of chronic respiratory disease, pregnancy outcomes, cognitive function in children, arsenic skin lesions, cardiovascular disease, interactions of arsenic with diet and micronutrients, studies of arsenic metabolism, molecular epidemiology studies, and studies of adult diseases following early life exposure. Study designs employed in this work include ecological studies, cross-sectional population studies, case-control studies and cohort studies. Further information is available at http://asrg.berkeley.edu/

19 October 2015

TIME

9am to 5pm

LOCATION

Massey University Wellington Campus, Block 4 (4D80), Wallace St, Wellington

Fees

$250 (includes morning and afternoon tea)