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.

Selected Publications

  • Nahum-Shani, I., Almirall, Yap, J.R., D. McKay, J., Lynch, K., Freiheit, E., & Dziak, J.J. (in press). Longitudinal Analysis: A Tutorial for Using Repeated Outcome Measures from SMART Studies to Compare Adaptive Interventions. Psychological Methods.
  • Nahum-Shani, I. & Almirall, D. (2019). An Introduction to Adaptive Interventions and SMART Designs in Education (NCSER 2020-001).U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Special Education Research.
  • Dziak, J.J. Yap, J.R., Almirall, D. McKay, J., Lynch, K., & Nahum-Shani, I. (2019). A Data Analysis Method for Using Longitudinal Binary Outcome Data From a SMART to Compare Adaptive Interventions. Multivariate Behavioral Research., 54(5), 613-636.
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Dziak, J.J., & Collins, L.M. (2018). Multilevel Factorial Designs with Experiment-Induced Clustering. Psychological Methods., 23(3), 458.
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Smith, S.N. Spring, B.J., Collins, L.M., Witkiewitz, K., Tewari, A., & Murphy, S.A. (2018). Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAIs) in Mobile Health: Key Components and Design Principles for Ongoing Health Behavior Support. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52(6), 446.

Recent talks

Introduction to Adaptive Interventions and SMARTs.
Worshop at the College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC; November 2019

Engagement in Intensive Longitudinal Data Collection.
Panel on Intensive Longitudinal Assessment of Health and Behavior
Technology in Psychiatry Summit (TIPS)
Boston, MA; October 2019

Mentoring Graduate Students: Tips, Best Practices, and Life-Changing Stories from the Experts.
Professional Development Workshop
Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Boston, MA; August 2019

Experimental Designs for Building mHealth Interventions: Factorial Designs, SMARTs and MRTs.
mHealth Training Institute
University of California
Los Angeles. CA; July, 2019

Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions: Scientific Motivation and Key Components.
Invited Symposia on mHealth in Action
Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA; May 2019