Research Interests

Research Interests: My research focuses on using behavioral theory and novel methodologies to develop adaptive interventions, namely interventions that use ongoing information about the individual to modify the type/intensity/delivery-mode of support.

Key words: Adaptive Interventions, Just In Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAIs), Stress, Support, Health and Well-Being.

Affiliations:Statistical Reinforcement Learning Lab, University of Michigan, Smithers Institute, ILR School, Cornell University

Selected Publications

  • Nahum-Shani, I., Smith, S.N. Spring, B.J., Collins, L.M., Witkiewitz, K., Tewari, A., & Murphy, S.A. (in press). Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAIs) in Mobile Health: Key Components and Design Principles for Ongoing Health Behavior Support. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Hekler, E. B., & Spruijt-Metz, D. (2015). Building health behavior models to guide the development of just-in-time adaptive interventions: A pragmatic framework. Health Psychology,34, 1209-1219.
  • Ertefaie, A., Wu, T., Lynch, K., & Nahum-Shani, I (Senior Author). (2015). Identifying a set that contains the best dynamic treatment regimes. Biostatistics, (in press).
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Qian, M., Almirall, D., Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, B., Fabiano, G., Waxmonsky, J., Yu, J., & Murphy, S. (2012). Q-Learning: A Secondary Data Analysis Method for Developing Adaptive Interventions. Psychological Methods, 17(4), 478.
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Qian, M., Almirall, D., Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, B., Fabiano, G., Waxmonsky, J., Yu, J., & Murphy, S. (2012). Experimental Design and Primary Data Analysis for Developing Adaptive Interventions. Psychological Methods, 17(4), 457.

Recent Teaching/Training/Workshops

Experimental Designs and Data Analytic Methods for Building mHealth Interventions. speaker, core faculty
mHealth Training Institute
University of California, Los Angeles; August 2016

Experimental Designs for Building mHealth Interventions. Speaker
Global mHealth Research Training Institute
Bethesda, MD; June 2016

Just in Time Adaptive Interventions: Scientific Motivation and Key Components. Speaker
Cross-Cutting Theme Program; Breaking Free: Intersecting Perspectives on the Science of Behavior Change
Association for Psychological Science Convention
Chicago IL; May 2016

From Adaptive to Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions. Speaker
Workshop on Methodological Approaches to Designing Adaptive Interventions in Mobile Health
Association for Psychological Science Convention
Chicago IL; May 2016

Building Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions in Mobile Health: The Role of Micro-Randomized Trials. Organizer and Speaker
Pre-Conference workshop at the Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting
Washington DC; March 2016