1.9. When Epidemiologists and Variables Collide: with Elizabeth Rose Mayeda

In most introductory epidemiology courses, students are taught about three categories of bias: confounding, information bias, and selection bias. On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda about where collider stratification bias fits in to the framework of biases in epidemiology. Is collider stratification bias the same as selection bias? Why is collider bias so hard to understand, conceptually and empirically? Does collider stratification bias even matter? Listen in for some great conversation explaining these topics and others.

After listening to this podcast, if you are interested in learning more about selection bias and collider stratification bias some resources are included below:

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Howe CJ, Cole SR, Lau B, Napravnik S, Eron JJJ. Selection Bias Due to Loss to Follow Up in Cohort Studies. Epidemiology. 2016;27:91-97.

Hernán MA. Invited Commentary: Selection Bias Without Colliders. American journal of epidemiology. 2017;185:1048-1050.

Greenland S. Response and follow-up bias in cohort studies. Am J Epidemiol. 1977 Sep;106(3):184-7. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a112451.

Kleinbaum D, Morgenstern H, Kupper L. Selection bias in epidemiologic studies. Am J Epidemiol. 1981;113:452-463.

Greenland S, Pearl J, Robins JM. Causal Diagrams for Epidemiologic Research. Epidemiology. 1999;10:37-48.

Mayeda ER, Banack HR, Bibbins-Domingo K, Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Marden JR, Whitmer RA, et al. Can Survival Bias Explain the Age Attenuation of Racial Inequalities in Stroke Incidence?: A Simulation Study. Epidemiology. 2018;29:525-532.