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., 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., 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: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations.
Department of Biomedical Data Science, Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth College; Lebanon, NH; July 2017

Common Misconceptions Regarding Adaptive Interventions and SMART Studies.
Workshop on Development of Adaptive Treatment Strategies in the Management of Drug Dependence:
Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials Currently in the Field.
College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) meeting
Montreal, Canada; June, 2017

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

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