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Center for Occupational and Environmental Health & Environmental Health Sciences 411 Seminar: "Alternatives to Randomized Experiments for Policy Evaluations in Cardio-Metabolic Research"

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health & Environmental Health Sciences 411 Seminar: "Alternatives to Randomized Experiments for Policy Evaluations in Cardio-Metabolic Research"

Date 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Location 
Virtual via Zoom
Featuring 
Roch Nianogo, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
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Lecture description:

Obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are major public health problems in the U.S. and worldwide. Despite ongoing public health and policy initiatives, the rates of these chronic diseases have remained persistently high. Evaluating such initiatives (what works and does not work) is often not amenable to randomized trials because of costs, practical reasons and because results are not always generalizable to the population of interest. In this talk, we will present how we evaluated intervention policies as it relates  to obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases prevention, using virtual experiments and quasi-experimental designs.

 
About the speaker:
Roch Nianogo, MD, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He is a general medicine physician and scientist, and epidemiologist. Dr. Nianogo’s research strives to identify, optimize and design novel health interventions for preventing and treating cardio-metabolic diseases and assist clinical, public health and policy decision-making through insights from randomized experiments, quasi-experiments and virtual experiments (i.e. simulation modeling). Dr. Nianogo has research interests that are both methodological and substantive in nature. Methodologically, his research interests involve the development and application of epidemiologic and causal inference methods, as well as computational modeling and simulation tools (aka systems science) for translating research evidence into effective clinical, public health and policy interventions. Substantively, his work has focused on the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes and obesity, the improvement of the quality of healthcare and the reduction of health disparities both globally and in the U.S.
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