Invited Commentary: What Social Epidemiology Brings to the Table - Reconciling Social Epidemiology and Causal Inference

Whitney R. Robinson, Zinzi D. Bailey

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Abstract

In response to the Galea and Hernán article, "Win-Win: Reconciling Social Epidemiology and Causal Inference"(Am J Epidemiol. 2020;189(XX):XXXX-XXXX), 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 3 recommendations for quantitative causal inference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of epidemiology
Volume189
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • causal inference
  • quantitative
  • social epidemiology
  • triangulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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