Assessing the Impacts of Epidemiologic Biases in WTC Health Studies
Fiscal Year Awarded
The main goal of the proposed study is to assess the impacts of epidemiologic biases in World Trade Center (WTC) health studies by identifying the presence of bias and then by quantifying and adjusting for the bias effects. The successful completion of the proposed bias analysis will assist other researchers to draw plausible inference of WTC health effects and other future disaster studies by adjusting for bias.
Jurek A, Maldonado G. 2016. Quantitative bias analysis in an asthma study of rescue-recovery workers and volunteers from the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Annals of Epidemiology. 26(11):794–801.