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., 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). Longitudinal Analysis: A Tutorial for Using Repeated Outcome Measures from SMART Studies to Compare Adaptive Interventions. Psychological Methods., 25(1), 1–29.
  • 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.

Recent talks

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)

Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions in Cancer Control.
NCI interdisciplinary T32 training program in cancer care delivery research at the University of Michigan.
February, 2021 (online)