Welcome to my website! This site is intended to provide some information on my professional activities. I am an applied statistician, epidemiologist, and demographer with a special interest in advanced statistical methods for counterfactual causal inference.
As of November 2015, I have been employed at the Population Health laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). At the MPIDR, I am primarily concerned with applying causal inference methods to study population health and mortality, but lately I have also been making some forays into fertility research.
Next to research, I am currently also organizing the upcoming Rostock Retreat on Causality (to be held in Rostock July 2-4, 2018). This should be an extremely exciting conference with excellent speakers from biostatistics, epidemiology, economics, political science, and philosophy.
Finally, I have recently developed a workshop on Causal Mediation Analysis with Longitudinal Data. I taught this workshop for the first time at the University of Helsinki, Finland, in May. The students evaluated the course very well: it received a 4.5 out of 5 score. Students especially praised the clear course material (annotated R-code) and teaching style. I am available to also teach this workshop at other universities or institutes.
Please also have a look at Demotrends, a blog that I edit.