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), Social Support, Stress, Health and Well-Being.

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • Nahum-Shani, I., & Bamberger, P.A. (2011). The Buffering Effect of Social Support on Stressor-Strain Relations: The Conditioning Effects of Perceived Reciprocity Patterns. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 114, 49-63.

Recent Teaching/Training/Workshops

Just In Time Adaptive Interventions for Promoting Mental Health Among College Students. White Paper
NSF Workshop on College Student Health
Chicago, IL; July 2015

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

Getting SMART: Experimental Design Methods for Developing Adaptive Interventions. Speaker
Pre-conference workshop; Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research
Washington DC; May 2015

Getting SMART: Experimental Design Methods for Developing Adaptive Interventions. Speaker
Workshop at the UCSF Division of Prevention Sciences & Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of California, San Francisco; May 2015

On SMART and Factorial Designs: Application to mHealth Research. Speaker
mHealth evidence wireless workshop; Wireless Health 2014
Bethesda, MD; October 2014