Causal Inference


Causal inference is a central aim of many quantitative sciences including epidemiology. We aim at applying and developing different causal inference methods in the context of environmental health issues with a focus on the role of social exposures. Our work includes for example matching techniques, mediation analyses, marginal structural models or transportability methods.

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Aguilera R, Hansen K, Ilango S, Sheridan P, Gershunov A, Benmarhnia T. Spatio-temporal coherence between respiratory admissions and smoke plumes during the October 2007 wildfires in San Diego county. Environmental Epidemiology [In Press]

Ilango, S. D., Chen, H., Hystad, P., van Donkelaar, A., Kwong, J. C., Tu, K., & Benmarhnia, T. (2020). The role of cardiovascular disease in the relationship between air pollution and incident dementia: a population-based cohort study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 49(1), 36-44.

Benmarhnia T, Huang J, Wu J, Basu R, Bruckner T. A Decomposition Analysis of Black-White Disparities in Birth Outcomes: The Relative Contribution of Air Pollution and Social Factors in California. Environmental Health Perspectives: 125(10).