Self-controlled case series method

Heather Whitaker in Statistics researches into evaluating and extending the self-controlled case series method (SCCS).

The SCCS method is used in epidemiology to study associations between a transient exposure and an acute adverse health event, using data only on individuals who have experienced the health event of interest. The method has proved most useful for evaluating vaccine safety. The cluster is used for extensive simulations to check our methods and to carry out epidemiological studies with large data sets.