Courses Taught by Eduardo Villamor

EPID600: Introduction to Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Villamor, Eduardo
  • Last offered Fall 2015
  • Prerequisites: BIOSTAT 503, 553 or another graduate course in basic statistics, which may be taken concurrently with EPID 600
  • Description: This course provides students with the foundations of epidemiologic theory and practice. The course will cover conceptual and practical issues around the design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiologic research and the interpretation of epidemiologic data. The course format includes lectures and discussions of written exercises.
Concentration Competencies that EPID600 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Describe population patterns of health-related risk factors and health-related outcomes in terms of person, place, and time EPID600, EPID602
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Compare the relative strengths and weaknesses of common epidemiologic study designs (e.g., cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, randomized experiments) EPID600, EPID602
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Interpret the impact of bias, confounding, and effect modification on causal inference in epidemiologic research EPID600, EPID602
EPID General Epidemiology MPH Critically evaluate epidemiological findings from published research studies EPID600
EPID Clinical Research-Epidemiology MS Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of study designs (e.g., cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, randomized experiments) and the appropriate measure of association for a given study design EPID600
EPID Clinical Research-Epidemiology MS Describe the causes of random and non-random error in research studies, including information bias, selection bias, and confounding EPID600

EPID707: Nutritional Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Summer term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Villamor, Eduardo
  • Prerequisites: EPID 701 or EPID 503 or EPID 600 or EPID 601 AND EPID 709 or BIOSTAT 501 or BIOSTAT 521
  • Description: This course focuses on the design, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiologic studies addressing diet and health. The course will provide quantitative practical skills to deal with methodological issues around dietary assessment methods, sources of variation in the diet, energy intake, measurement error, anthropometry and body composition, and biomarkers of intake.

EPID824: Advanced Epidemiologic Methods

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Villamor, Eduardo
  • Last offered Winter 2015
  • Prerequisites: EPID601
  • Advisory Prerequisites: EPID600 and EPID601 or equivalent, and doctoral student taking comprehensive exam; other students admitted by permission of instructor
  • Description: Advanced epidemiologic methods, with an emphasis on causality in epidemiologic research, theoretical considerations and interpretations of findings.
  • Course Goals: By the end of the course, the student will be able to: -Identify models, tools and strategies to strengthen causal inference in epidemiologic studies -Develop appropriate study designs in light of a specific research question, resources, population, time, and other characteristics -Analyze and evaluate observational epidemiologic studies with differing designs -Recognize and remediate issues of biases and validity in epidemiologic studies -Appreciate broader statistical concerns and alternative methods for epidemiologic research
Concentration Competencies that EPID824 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EPID Epidemiologic Science PhD Evaluate epidemiological study designs and advanced epidemiological methods, and select the most appropriate method to address a specific study question EPID811, EPID824, Comprehensive Exam
EPID Epidemiologic Science PhD Demonstrate a thorough understanding of causal inference, sources of bias, and methods to improve the validity of epidemiologic studies EPID811, EPID824, Comprehensive Exam

EPID889: Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship Seminar

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Villamor, Eduardo Pearce, C. Leigh
  • Last offered Fall 2016
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This seminar will cover the Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) training for all incoming EPID PhD students and other individuals who are affiliated with a training grant. The seminar will also expose students to cutting-edge epidemiologic research topics through departmental talks by experts in the field as well as provide additional professional development training. RCRS is defined by National Institutes of Health as "the practice of scientific investigation [and academia] with integrity. It involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research [and academia]."