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 laboratorMJBijlsmay 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.

See the rest of this site for my CV, Publications, an archive of my blog posts, and my contact info.

Please also have a look at Demotrends, a blog that I edit.