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., 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 (accepted).
  • 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., Henderson, M.M., Lim, S., & Vinokur, A.V. (2014) Supervisor support: Does it buffer or exacerbate the adverse effects of supervisor undermining? Journal of Applied Psychology,99(3), 484-503.
  • 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

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

From Adaptive Interventions to Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions. Dempsey [speaker] and Nahum-Shani [mentor]
Pre-Conference workshop: The Nuts and Bolts of Behavioral Intervention Development; the Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting
Washington DC; March 2016

On Adaptive Interventions and SMARTs. Speaker
School of Nursing Methodology Series Workshop, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI; Feb 2016

Adaptive Interventions in Educational Research. Speaker
IES Principal Investigators Conference
Washington DC; December 2015

Introduction to Adaptive Intervention and Associated Methodologies. Speaker
IES Technical Working Group Meeting on SMARTs in Education Research
Washington DC; July 2015