Meta-Analysis for Public Health & Medical Research

SPH BS 810

Meta-analysis is the statistical analysis of research findings and is widely used in public health and medical research. Typically meta-analysis is employed to provide summary results of the research in an area, but other uses include exploratory analyses to find types of subjects who best respond to a treatment or find study-level factors that affect outcomes. The course will cover the theory and use of the most common meta-analytic methods, the interpretation and limitations of results from these methods, diagnostic procedures, and some advanced topics with a focus on public health application. Grading will be based on homework, an exam and a project.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Lavalley L 210 W 2:00 pm-4:45 pm Pre-req:MPH Epi
& Biostats core
courses and
BS723 or perm,
mlava@bu.edu
MED Campus
Class Closed

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