Embracing Uncertainty: The Value of Partial Identification in Public Health and Clinical Research

John Mullahy*, Atheendar Venkataramani, Daniel L. Millimet, Charles F. Manski

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Abstract

Introduction: This paper describes the methodology of partial identification and its applicability to empirical research in preventive medicine and public health. Methods: The authors summarize findings from the methodologic literature on partial identification. The analysis was conducted in 2020–2021. Results: The applicability of partial identification methods is demonstrated using 3 empirical examples drawn from published literature. Conclusions: Partial identification methods are likely to be of considerable interest to clinicians and others engaged in preventive medicine and public health research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e103-e108
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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