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. At the moment, I am visiting the University of Pennsylvania‘s Population Studies Center, where I will stay until PAA’s Annual Meeting, which I will attend.

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 am in the process of preparing a 3-day workshop on Causal Mediation Analysis, with a focus on mediation with longitudinal data. This will be held May 7-9 at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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.