Intermediate Observational Epidemiology (2015)

Intermediate Observational Epidemiology


Dr. Moyses Szklo, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Teaching Assistant:

Ms. Vered Rosenberg (

Date and Time:

July 12-16, 2015 / 08:30-13:00


Room 215, Sackler Faculty of Medicine

Final Exam:

July 17, 2015 / 9:00-11:00 / Room 215


Basic courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Course Syllabus

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Course Description

The course is aimed at students who already have an understanding of epidemiology´s basic principles and methods. The course will consist of theoretical presentations and small group discussion of exercises. Topics covered include study designs in observational epidemiology, measures of frequency, survival analysis, person- time analysis, measures of association in traditional case- control and cohort studies. Other topics will be biases and confounding effects, principles and logic of statistical adjustment. The concept of interaction and evaluation of interaction in case- control and cohort studies will be covered. Topics in the interface of epidemiology and public health policy will be discussed.



To receive academic credit for the course, participants must pass the final exam with a grade of at least 60 (D). Non-credit participants are not required to take the final exam.


Instructor Biography

Moyses Szklo, MD, DrPH

Dr. Szklo is the Director of the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University and professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prof. Szklo is also the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Epidemiology. He has been interested in both the natural history and the etiology of cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Szklo was involved in a total metropolitan Baltimore study of the prognosis of patients with acute myocardial infarction, and was one of the first investigators to clearly demonstrate on a population-wide basis the prognostic importance of non-Q infarction, particularly relevant to the assessment of subclinical cardiovascular disease. Dr. Szklo was principal investigator for the Hopkins field center (based in Washington County, Maryland) and chairman of the Steering Committee of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study from 1986 through 2000, in addition to acting as its editor for internal review of manuscripts. He is currently principal investigator of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and chair of its publications committee.



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