CHSPR Seminar | Propensity Score Matching

Michael Law, CHSPR


NEW DATE: Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
12 – 1:30 pm
219 (within 201), 2206 East Mall
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia


Propensity score matching is a statistical matching technique used in the analysis of observational data that attempts to estimate the effect of a treatment, policy, or other intervention by accounting for the covariates that predict receiving the treatment. Mike Law will give an overview of the methodology, its uses, strengths, and limitations, and provide some examples. Students and researchers are encouraged to bring their questions for a roundtable discussion following the presentation.

Mike Law is a CHSPR faculty member and an associate professor in the School of Population and Public Health, where he teaches quantitative research methods. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Access to Medicines and his research program focuses on pharmaceutical policy, including access to and use of prescription drugs, affordability, private drug insurance, generic drug pricing, and the impact of pharmacist prescribing.

A light lunch is included in this seminar. Please contact Joyce (joyce.huang@ubc.ca) to RSVP for lunch by Monday Jan 14. You may also join remotely via GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/297740069. Please let Joyce know if you would like to join this way.