Tyler VanderWeele

Tyler J. VanderWeele, Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, faculty affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and Director of the Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing.

VanderWeele holds degrees from the University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University in mathematics, philosophy, theology, finance and applied economics, and biostatistics. His research concerns methodology for distinguishing between association and causation in observational research including mediation, interaction and spillover effects.

VanderWeele’s empirical research spans psychiatric, perinatal, and social epidemiology; various fields within the social sciences; and the study of religion and health including both religion and population health and the role of religion and spirituality in end-of-life care. He has published over two hundred papers in peer-reviewed journals, is founder of the journal Epidemiologic Methods, and is author of the book Explanation in Causal Inference: Methods for Mediation and Interaction, published by Oxford University Press.

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Explanation in Causal Inference: Methods for Mediation and Interaction (2015)