CAUSALab Clinics

What are the CAUSALab Clinics? 

The CAUSALab Clinics is a free causal inference consulting service offered to junior clinical investigators who are affiliated with Boston-area hospitals and who conduct research on the comparative effectiveness or safety of health interventions. Investigators are invited to present their works in progress, and postdoctoral fellows in the CAUSALab will offer their guidance and expertise with respect to: 

  • Study design (e.g., formulating a well-defined causal question, specifying the target trial) 
  • Data analysis (e.g., emulating the target trial, using g-methods) 
  • Interpretation of results 

Two presenters will be invited for each session. Each presenter will have 30 minutes—we recommend that each presenter prepare a 10-minute presentation with the remaining 20 minutes allocated for questions and discussions. If selected, presenters are expected to be prepared with data, prior analyses, or any other relevant materials before attending.  

When and where 

The CAUSALab Clinics are scheduled from 1 PM to 2 PM on selected Wednesdays at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In the 2022/23 academic year, the CAUSALab Clinics will take place the following days: 

  • September 28, 2022 
  • October 12, 2022 
  • November 30, 2022 
  • January 25, 2023
  • February 22, 2023 
  • March 22, 2023 
  • April 19, 2023 

How to Apply 

Complete this form to submit an online application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you will be contacted to coordinate a presentation date.  

Questions? Please contact Alejandro Szmulewicz ( and Joy Shi (