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., Ertefaie, A., Lu, X., McKay, J.R., Lynch, K.G., Oslin, D., & Almirall, D. (in press). A SMART Data Analysis Method for Constructing Adaptive Treatment Strategies for Substance Use Disorders. Addiction.
  • 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., 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 Teaching/Training/Workshops

Introduction to Adaptive Interventions.
IES Principal Investigators Conference.
Washington, DC; December 2016

From Adaptive to Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions in Mobile Health.
Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; December 2016

From Adaptive to Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions.
Institute for Translational Research in Child Mental Health 2nd Annual Symposium:
Building a Science of Personalized Intervention for Child Mental Health
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; October 2016

Experimental Designs and Data Analytic Methods for Building mHealth Interventions.
mHealth Training Institute
University of California, Los Angeles; August 2016

Experimental Designs for Building mHealth Interventions.
Global mHealth Research Training Institute
Bethesda, MD; June 2016