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Susan A. Murphy

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Professor, Psychiatry.

Professor, Statistics.

Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Dr. Murphy's current primary interest is in causal inference and multi-stage decisions, sometimes called dynamic treatment regimes. Dynamic treatment regimes are individually tailored treatments involving a sequence of decision rules that specify when to alter therapy. The decision rules employ variables such as patient response, risk, burden, adherence, and preference, collected during prior therapy.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Almirall, Daniel, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Nancy E. Sherwood, and Susan A. Murphy. 2014. "Introduction to SMART designs for the development of adaptive interventions: with application to weight loss research." Translational Behavioral Medicine, 4(3): 260-274. DOI. Abstract.

Chakraborty, B., and Susan A. Murphy. 2014. "Dynamic Treatment Regimes." Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application, Vol 1, 1: 447-U1025. DOI. Abstract.

Kasari, C., A. Kaiser, K. Goods, J. Nietfeld, P. Mathy, R. Landa, Susan A. Murphy, and D. Almirall. 2014. "Communication Interventions for Minimally Verbal Children With Autism: A Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(6): 635-646. PMCID: PMC4030683. DOI. Abstract.

Laber, Eric B., Daniel J. Lizotte, Min Qian, William E. Pelham, and Susan A. Murphy. 2014. "Dynamic treatment regimes: Technical challenges and applications." Electronic Journal of Statistics, 8(1): 1225-1272. DOI. Abstract.

Shortreed, Susan M., Eric Laber, T. Scott Stroup, Joelle Pineau, and Susan A. Murphy. Online Access 2014. "A multiple imputation strategy for sequential multiple assignment randomized trials." Statistics in Medicine, published online: 11 JUN 2014. DOI. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, Beth Ann Griffin, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Rajeev Ramchand, Robert A. Yuen, and Susan A. Murphy. 2014. "Time-varying effect moderation using the structural nested mean model: estimation using inverse-weighted regression with residuals." Statistics in Medicine, 33(20): 3466-3487. PMCID: PMC4008726. DOI. Abstract.

Fonteneau, Raphael, Susan A. Murphy, L. Wehenkel, and D. Ernst. 2013. "Sampling strategies for batch mode reinforcement learning." Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle, 27(2): 171-194. DOI. Abstract.

Fonteneau, R., Susan A. Murphy, L. Wehenkel, and D. Ernst. 2013. "Batch mode reinforcement learning based on the synthesis of artificial trajectories." Annals of Operations Research, 208(1): 383-416. PMCID: PMC3773886. DOI. Abstract.

Kumar, S., W. Nilsen, A. Abernethy, A. Atienza, K. Patrick, M. Pavel, W. Riley, A. Shar, B. Spring, D. Spruijt-Metz, D. Hedeker, V. Honavar, R. Kravitz, R. Lefebvre, D. Mohr, Susan A. Murphy, C. Quinn, V. Shusterman, and D. Swendeman. 2013. "Mobile Health Technology Evaluation The mHealth Evidence Workshop." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(2): 228-236. PMCID: PMC3803146. DOI. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Rajeev Ramchand, and Susan A. Murphy. 2013. "Subgroups Analysis when Treatment and Moderators are Time-varying." Preventive Science, 4(2): 169-178. PMCID: PMC3135740. DOI. Abstract.

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