Advanced Analysis of Epidemiological Data

This course explores advanced knowledge of epidemiology study design and analytical methods, systematic error and biostatistics.  The course provides participants with an advanced understanding of Measuring Disease, Observational Epidemiology, Experimental Epidemiology, Bias and Confounding, Casual Inference and Diagnosis and Screening.

By the end of this course, each participant should be able to:

  • Apply an advanced epidemiological approach to the study of disease and illness
  • Critically appraise, interpret and assess the quality of evidence of studies


About the Instructor

Marva Seifert PhD MsC

Marva Seifert, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Seifert has extensive research experience related to TB and other public health matters and is engaged in several National Institute of Health funded research projects as co-investigator and project director. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Clinical Infectious Disease, PLoS One and PLoS Med. She has experience in teaching epidemiology at the University level and has served as a public health epidemiologist. Dr. Seifert was recently a finalist in the American Thoracic Society’s 6th Annual Bear Cage competition for her work in Point-of-care Sandwich Immunoassay for Detection of Active TB

Dr. Seifert completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned her PhD from the Joint Doctoral Program through University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA and San Diego State University, San Diego, CA as well as an M.P.H (International Public Health) from The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Dr. Seifert is active in professional organizations including the American Public Health Association, the Society for Epidemiologic Research, the American Thoracic Society, the American Society for Microbiology and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. She has served as an Ad-Hoc Reviewer for journals such as BMC Medicine, Clinical Microbiology and Infection, The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and PLoS ONE.