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), Multimodality Adaptive Interventions, Intervention Engagement.

Selected Publications

  • Nahum-Shani, I., Dziak, J.J., Walton, M.A., Dempsey, W. (2022). Hybrid Experimental Designs for Intervention Development: What, Why and How. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 5(3), https://doi.org/10.1177/25152459221114279
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Shaw, S., Carpenter, S., M., Murphy, S. A., & Yoon C. (2022). Engagement in digital interventions. American Psychologist.https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000983
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Dziak, J.J., & Wetter, D.W. (2022). MCMTC: A pragmatic framework for selecting an experimental design to inform the development of digital interventions. Frontiers in Digital Health, 4:798025.https://doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2022.798025
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Rabbi, M., Yap., J. Philyaw-Kotov, M.L., Klasnja, P., Bonar, E.E., Cunningham, R.M., Murphy, S.A., & Walton, M.A., (2021). Translating strategies for promoting engagement in mobile health: A proof-of-concept micro-randomized trial. Health Psychology, 40(12), 974–987.https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0001101
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Potter, L.N., Lam, C.Y., Yap, J., Moreno, A., Stoffel, R., Wu, Z., Wan, N., Dempsey, W., Kumar, S., Ertin, E., Murphy, S.A., Rehg, J.M., & Wetter, D.W. (2021). The mobile assistance for regulating smoking (MARS) micro-randomized trial design protocol.Contemporary Clinical Trials, 110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2021.106513
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Almirall, Yap, J.R., D. McKay, J., Lynch, K., Freiheit, E., & Dziak, J.J. (2020). SMART longitudinal analysis: A tutorial for using repeated outcome measures from SMART studies to compare adaptive interventions. Psychological Methods., 25(1), 1–29.https://doi.org/10.1037/met0000219

Recent talks

Hybrid Experimental Designs for Intervention Development: What, Why and How.
International Society for Research on Internet Interventions Annual Meeting.
Pittsburgh, PA.
September, 2022

Self-Relevant Appeals to Engage in Self-Monitoring of Alcohol Use: A Micro-Randomized Trial.
International Society for Research on Internet Interventions Annual Meeting.
Pittsburgh, PA.
September, 2022

Optimizing Digital Interventions:The MOST Way.
Pre-Conference Workshop
International Society for Research on Internet Interventions Annual Meeting.
Pittsburgh, PA.
September, 2022

On SMARTs and MRTs.
Who Moved my Cheese? Adapting to Adaptive and Contemporary Clinical Trial Designs
American Heart Association Research Leaders Academy Meeting.
San Diego, CA.
September, 2022

MCMTC: A Pragmatic Framework for Selecting an Experimental Design to Inform the Development of Digital Interventions.
mHealth Training Institute.
University of California, Los Angeles
July, 2022

Experimental Designs for Constructing Behavioral Interventions.
NIH/NIMH Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Research Training Institute.
University of California, Los Angeles
May, 2022