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), Intervention Engagement.

Selected Publications

  • Nahum-Shani, I., Shaw, S., Carpenter, S., M., Murphy, S. A., & Yoon C. (in press). Engagement in digital interventions. American Psychologist.
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Dziak, J.J., & Wetter, D.W. (in press). MCMTC: A pragmatic framework for selecting an experimental design to inform the development of digital interventions. Frontiers in Digital Health.
  • 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., (in press). Translating strategies for promoting engagement in mobile health: A proof-of-concept micro-randomized trial. Health Psychology.
  • 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. (in press). The mobile assistance for regulating smoking (MARS) micro-randomized trial design protocol.Contemporary Clinical Trials.
  • 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.

Recent talks

Introduction to Adaptive Interventions and SMARTs
Workshop to T32 trainees in cancer research and addiction,
at the University of Utah and the University of Michigan.
January, 2022 (online)

Multimodal Adaptive Interventions (MADIs).
Adaptive Interventions Workshop: Methods for Adaptive and Personalizing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services for SUD.
Addiction Health Services Research Conference
October, 2021 (online)

Multi-Component Interventions: An Organizing Framework for Selecting an Experimental Design.
NIH Workshop on Methodological Approaches for Whole Person Research.
September, 2021 (online)

Introduction to Just-In-Time Adaptive interventions.
Silver School of Social Work, NYU
May, 2021 (online)

Mobile Assistance for Regulating Smoking (MARS).
mPower: NIH/NSF staff meeting on mobile health.
March, 2021 (online)