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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robinson, WR; Bailey, ZD

Published Date

  • March 2, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 189 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 171 - 174

PubMed ID

  • 31566211

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8599293

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1476-6256

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/aje/kwz197


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States