Olli Miettinen and the uses of epidemiology
This presentation is a eulogy for Olli S. Miettinen (1936−2021). It will address a crucial period in the development of epidemiology, from classic to modern epidemiology and from description to analysis. I will argue that Miettinen is a main, if not the main founder of Modern Epidemiology, and in my argument I will focus on his very influential book Theoretical Epidemiology and on his most important paper Estimability and estimation in case-referent studies.
Albert Hofman, MD, PhD is the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and the Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Dr. Hofman was the chairman of the department of Epidemiology of the Erasmus Medical Center/Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 1988 until 2016. He has been science director of the graduate school Netherlands Institute for Health sciences (Nihes) since its start in 1990 until 2015.
Datum: Dienstag, 19. September
Uhrzeit: 14:30 – 15:30 Uhr