Association or causation in miasmas and mixtures
The Bradford Hill criteria, also known as Hill’s criteria for causation, are a group of guidelines which are useful when providing evidence of a causal relationship between a putative cause and an effect. These guidelines were established by the English epidemiologist, Sir Austin Bradford Hill in 1965 and were first published in a paper in the JRSM, which you can still read today, here.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Bradford Hill criteria and to reflect on Bradford Hill’s contribution to public health, the Royal Society of Medicine’s Epidemiology & Public Health Section hosted a two day workshop in partnership with Brunel University London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College London.
The lectures below address the critical issues for public and environmental health raised in the Bradford Hill criteria and the subsequent landmark paper in light of today’s knowledge about multi-causality and complexity.
Sir Richard Peto, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Oxford University.
Professor Neil Pearce, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LondonDate: 14th October 2016
Mr Jan P Vandenbroucke, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University.Date: 13th October 2016
Professor Kenneth J Rothman, Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University Hospital and Distinguished Fellow and Vice President for Epidemiology Research at RTI Health Solutions.Date: 13th October 2016
Mr Paolo Vineis, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Imperial College, London.
Date: 13th October 2016
Professor Lennart Hardell, Oncologist, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden.Date: 13th October 2016
Mr Geof Rayner, Co-author, “Ecological Public Health: Reshaping the conditions of good health”.Date: 14th October 2016
Professor Carl Cranor, Professor of Philosophy and faculty member of the Environmental Toxicology Programme, University of California, Riverside.Date: 14th October 2016
Mr Raymond Neutra, Former Chief, Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, California Department of Public Health.Date: 14th October 2016
Ms Abee Boyles, Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT), Division of the NTP National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesDate: 14th October 2016
Professor Christina Rudén, Stockholm University.Date: 14th October 2016
Mr David Gee, Visiting Fellow, Brunel University London.Date: 13th October 2016