Jon Steingrimsson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biostatistics is on the organizing committee along side Issa Dahabreh from Harvard University and Elizabeth Stuart from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for the Workshop "Extending Inferences to a New Target Population" at ICERM from November 17-19, 2023.
Estimators of various causal or statistical quantities are usually constructed with a particular target population in mind, that is, the population about which the investigators intend to draw inferences (e.g., decide on the implementation of a treatment strategy or use algorithm-derived predictions). Typically, however, the data used for estimation comes from a population that differs from the target population. How to ensure or evaluate whether the estimates generalize to the target population is a question that has received substantial attention in many scientific disciplines, but with the fields not always connecting with one another on overlapping challenges and solutions. This workshop will bring together experts from different disciplines to present state-of-the-science methods to address generalizability and discuss key challenges, and open problems.