Co-sponsored by DIMACS and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
This is part of a two-part tutorial. For information about the complementary tutorial on The Foundations of Molecular Genetics for Non-Biologists, click here.
9:00am - 12:00 noon
Introduction to Epidemiological Studies
Professors Ozonoff and Wartenberg
|Mon., Aug. 26||Exercise: How epidemiologists think about a problem (scenario, data and steps to analysis)||Attend Tutorial on The Foundations of Molecular Genetics for Non-Biologists, engage in "enrichment activities" (web-based and other exercises) or take the afternoon off. Computer Lab or office space will be provided.
|Tues., Aug. 27||The language of epidemiology; Descriptive epidemiology and rates, ratios and proportions||Same as previous day|
|Wed., Aug. 28||Analytic epidemiology; Inferring causation; strategies of analysis||Same as previous day|
|Thu., Aug. 29||Where does statistics fit in? Other kinds of mathematics that might be of use (ordinary and partial differential equations; cellular automata; spatial statistics; lattice theory; network theory)||Same as previous day|
|Fri., Aug. 30||Reprise: How epidemiologists think about a problem: ways that mathematicians can help (including a guided brainstorming session from the participants, with commentary by the tutorial leaders)||Same as previous day|
Breakfast will be 8:30 am to 9:00 am.
Lunch break will be 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.