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Archived Seminar

Bayesian Networks for Health Economics and Public Policy Research

This seminar was held on June 6, 2018, in Toronto. A video recording of this particular seminar is currently not available. However, you can access all the presentation materials below. Also, please note that we hosted a very similar event in New York City later in the year, for which a recording is available.


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

Professional BayesiaLab Courses

February 27–28 & March 2, 2019 Dubai, UAE Introductory Course
March 5–7, 2019 Dubai, UAE Advanced Course
March 19–21, 2019 Washington, D.C. Introductory Course
April 2–4, 2019 Amsterdam, Netherlands Introductory Course
May 8–10, 2019 Singapore Introductory Course
May 13–15, 2019 Sydney, Australia Introductory Course
May 21–23, 2019 Paris, France Advanced Course (in French)
June 12–14, 2019 Seattle, WA Introductory Course
June 17–19, 2019 Seattle, WA Advanced Course

Upcoming Seminars, Webinars, and Conferences

Live Webinar February 21, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CST, UTC-6) Simulation Meta-Modeling with Bayesian Networks
Please check out our archive of recordings of previous events.

7th Annual BayesiaLab Conference

October 7–9, 2019 Durham, NC 3-Day Introductory Course
October 10–11, 2019 Durham, NC 7th Annual BayesiaLab Conference
October 14–16, 2019 Durham, NC 3-Day Advanced Course