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12.04.2018 bis 14.04.2018

Principles and Methods of Epidemiology: Critiquing the Medical Literature Lecturers

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Intensive short course

During this 3-day short course, participants will develop a solid foundation of applied principles and methods of epidemiology; use these to evaluate relevant clinical and public health questions; and refine their ability to critically analyze the epidemiologic, clinical, and public health literature. Special topics include exploring confounding and effect modification in context, the use of diagrams to understand confounding and bias, and a seminar on how to serve as a journal reviewer. The format will include lectures, group exercises, and seminars.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of epidemiology

Date: April 12 to April 14 (Thursday: 2pm to 6pm, Friday: 9am to 5pm, Saturday: 9am to 12pm)

Fees: 312,50 € / 212,50 € for enrolled students (proof required)

ECTS: 1,25



Julie E. Buring, ScD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Prof. Julie E. Buring is professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The primary focus of her research is on the prevention of chronic diseases, especially among women. Dr. Buring has been involved in the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of a number of large-scale randomized clinical trials of the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. These include the Women’s Health Study, evaluating the preventive roles of aspirin and vitamin E; the Physicians' Health Study II, evaluating vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and a multivitamin; and VITAL, an ongoing trial of vitamin D and fish oil. She serves as Chair of the Institutional Review Board of Harvard Medical School.( Edited from:
Pamela Marie Rist, Sc.D. Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Pamela Rist, ScD, is an assistant professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and an Instructor in Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Rist’s academic research interests are primarily focused on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease (particularly stroke) and neurologic diseases (especially those with a vascular component) with the goal of identifying ways to reduce the morbidity burden associated with stroke, migraine, and cognitive decline. She has received teaching awards from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Department of Epidemiology for her teaching. Edited from:


Institut für Public Health


Thursday 12.4.: 2pm to 6pm, Friday 13.4.: 9am to 5pm, Saturday 14.4.: 9am to 12pm)


Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charité Campus Mitte, Berlin



Tanja Te Gude

Tel. +49 30 450 570 812

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