Professor, Harvard University
James Robins is a Physician and the Mitchell L. and Robin LaFoley Dong Professor of Epidemiology and Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. The principal focus of Dr. Robins’ research has been the development of analytic methods appropriate for drawing causal inferences from complex observational and randomized studies with time-varying exposures or treatments. These methods, collectively known as g-methods, are widely used in comparative effectiveness research and epidemiology. They include inverse probability of treatment weighted and doubly robust estimators of marginal structural models, the parametric g-formula estimator, doubly robust g-estimation of structural nested models.