23 May 2013 10:00am

Handling Covariate Uncertainty in Environmental Epidemiology


Prof Ryan will discuss the use of Bayesian model averaging techniques for addressing uncertainty in how to adjust for covariates in the context of environmental risk assessment. The talk is motivated by a German study of the effects of prenatal exposure to PCBs on child development. Prof Ryan will compare and contrast some of the available approaches and discuss a new paradigm for how to summarize the effect of an exposure of interest in the context of model uncertainty.