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Bayesian Networks for Health Economics and Public Policy Research

Seminar on June 6, 2018, in Toronto. The video recording is currently being prepared for upload.

Overview

In this seminar, we will illustrate five prototypical examples of applied research with Bayesian networks and BayesiaLab related to health economics and public policy:

  • Diagnostic decision support: using Bayesian networks for cost-effective evidence-seeking in diagnosing coronary heart disease.
  • Quantifying the value of information in field triage for defining adaptive trauma activation thresholds for the optimal utilization of hospital resources.
  • Developing universal policies under extreme uncertainty, e.g., in the absence of epidemiological data: "test & treat" vs. presumptive malaria treatment in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The Chicago Condom Campaign: Simpson's paradox rears its ugly head.
  • Causal inference from observational healthcare data: using machine learning and the Disjunctive Cause Criterion to reduce—not eliminate—the need for causal assumptions from domain experts.

Each case study will include a theoretical presentation and a practical demonstration using the BayesiaLab software platform.

Seminar Materials

Upcoming Seminars & Webinars

Live Webinar July 27, 2018 1–2 p.m. (CDT, UTC-5) Adversarial Reasoning with Bayesian Networks
Live Webinar August 17, 2018 1–2 p.m. (CDT, UTC-5) Building a Technical Fault Diagnosis System with BayesiaLab
Seminar in Arlington, VA September 11, 2018 2–5 p.m. (EDT, UTC-4) Bayesian Networks for Intelligence Analysis & Adversarial Reasoning
Please check out our archive of recordings of previous events.