Professor Tyler J VanderWeele
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences
Tyler J. VanderWeele, Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, faculty affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and Director of the Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University in mathematics, philosophy, theology, finance and applied economics, and biostatistics. His research concerns methodology for distinguishing between association and causation in observational research, and his empirical research spans psychiatric, perinatal, and social epidemiology; the science of happiness and flourishing; and the study of religion and health, including both religion and population health and the role of religion and spirituality in end-of-life care. He has published over two hundred papers in peer-reviewed journals and is author of the book Explanation in Causal Inference: Methods for Mediation and Interaction, published by Oxford University Press. At the Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing he is currently leading projects on religious communities and flourishing, and on marriage and family.