Prerequisites: EEH 501 and EEH 502
Advanced course focused on development and design of studies using the three major study designs in epidemiologic and public health research: cohort studies, case-control studies, and randomized trials. Topics covered include developing the study question; identifying, recruiting, and enrolling the study population; exposure assessment; ascertaining valid outcomes; bias and confounding; analytic considerations; randomization and blinding; monitoring adverse events; participant well-being and ethical considerations; and reporting and interpreting study findings. Students gain practical experience in critiquing published research that uses each of the study designs, and in developing a research question and designing an appropriate study utilizing each of the study designs to address the question.
This course is designed for advanced doctoral students.