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., Ertefaie, A., Lu, X., McKay, J.R., Lynch, K.G., Oslin, D., & Almirall, D. (in press). A SMART Data Analysis Method for Constructing Adaptive Treatment Strategies for Substance Use Disorders. Addiction.
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Dziak, J.J., & Collins, L.M. (in press). Multilevel Factorial Designs with Experiment-Induced Clustering. Psychological Methods.
  • 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. (2015). Identifying a set that contains the best dynamic treatment regimes. Biostatistics, 17 (1), 135-148.

Recent Teaching/Training/Workshops

Introduction to Adaptive Interventions and SMART studies.
Novel Experimental Approaches to Designing Effective Multi-component Interventions:
Invited Workshop; The Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA).
Northwestern University; Chicago, IL; May 2017

Stress-Management Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions: Opportunities and Challenges.
Symposium on Harnessing mHealth Technology to Advance Intervention Research on Stress, Addiction, and Mental Health Disorders.
The 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society
Sevilla, Spain; March 2017

From Adaptive to Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions in Mobile Health: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations.
Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) MHealth Mini Conference
NYU, New York, NY; April 2017

Introduction to Adaptive Interventions.
IES Principal Investigators Conference.
Washington, DC; December 2016

From Adaptive to Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions in Mobile Health.
Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; December 2016