Mechanistic and Agnostic Estimation for Infectious Disease Epidemology

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Thursday, December 06, 2018 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
SS 2105
Sidney Smith Hall
100 Saint George Street Toronto, ON M5S 3G3


Forrest Crawford, Yale University


Two competing paradigms dominate statistical approaches to estimating the effects of infectious disease interventions in interconnected groups.  "Mechanistic" models capture dynamic featuresof disease transmission, permitting inferences with real-world interpretations and detailed predictions. "Agnostic" approaches refrain from specifying the full joint distribution of the data, and provide inferences that are robust to model mis-specification.

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100 Saint George Street Toronto, ON M5S 3G3