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., 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. (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), 446-462.
  • Nahum-Shani, I., Ertefaie, A., Lu, X., McKay, J.R., Lynch, K.G., Oslin, D., & Almirall, D. (2017). A SMART Data Analysis Method for Constructing Adaptive Treatment Strategies for Substance Use Disorders. Addiction., 112(5), 901-909.
  • 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 talks

From Adaptive to Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions in Mobile Health.
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah; May 2018

Lightning Rounds on Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions.
Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA; April 2018

Novel Experimental Approaches to Designing Effective Multi-Component Interventions.
Pre-Conference workshop
Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA; April 2018

Using Digital Data to Promote Behavior Change.
Symposium on Consumer Goods as Agents of Sustainable Health
Proctor and Gamble Mason Research Center
Cincinnati, OH; March, 2018

Experimental Designs for Multi-Components Behavioral Intervention Development.
Implementation Research Group; The Center for Evaluation and Implementation Resources
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Online Session; January, 2018