A Special Talk on Biomedicalization by Antonio Maturo Associate Professor at the Sociology Department, Università di Bologna and Regular Visiting Professor at Brown University.
Conrad (2007) defined medicalization as the extension of medical frames in everyday life and in human conditions not viewed as pathological until that moment. According to him the (interrelated) engines of medicalization are: economic forces, proliferation of diagnosis, consumerism and the organization of care. According to Clarke et al. (2009),
Abstract: The intersection of causal inference and machine learning is a rapidly advancing field. We propose a new approach, the method of direct estimation, that draws on both traditions in order to obtain nonparametric estimates of treatment effects. The approach focuses on estimating the effect of fluctuations in a treatment variable on an outcome. A