CitationRobinson, Whitney R. & Bailey, Zinzi D. (2020). What Social Epidemiology Brings to the Table: Reconciling Social Epidemiology and Causal Inference. American Journal of Epidemiology, 189(3), 171-174.
AbstractIn response to Galea & Hernan article, "AJE-00585-2019.R1 - Win-win: Reconciling social epidemiology and causal inference," we offer a definition of social epidemiology. We then argue that methodological challenges most salient to social epidemiology have not been adequately addressed in quantitative causal inference, that identifying causes is a worthy scientific goal, and that quantitative causal inference can learn from social epidemiology's methodological innovations. Finally, we make three recommendations for quantitative causal inference.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Author(s)Robinson, Whitney R.
Bailey, Zinzi D.