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Susan A. Murphy

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Distinguished Professor, Statistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Professor, Psychiatry.

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.

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Nahum-Shani, I., Stanley Kent Smith, B. Spring, L. Collins, K. Witkiewitz, A. Tewari, and Susan A. Murphy. Forthcoming. "Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAIs) in Mobile Health: Key Components and Design Principles for Ongoing Health Behavior Support." Annals of Behavioral Medicine. DOI. Abstract.

Pelham, W., G. Fabiano, J. Waxmonsky, A. Greiner, E. Gnagy, W. Pelham, S. Coxe, J. Verley, I. Bhatia, K. Hart, K. Karch, E. Konijnendijk, K. Tresco, I. Nahum-Shani, and Susan A. Murphy. Forthcoming. "Treatment sequencing for childhood ADHD: A multiple-randomization study of adaptive medication and behavioral interventions." Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Lu, Xi, Kevin G. Lynch, David W. Oslin, and Susan A. Murphy. 2016. "Comparing treatment policies with assistance from the structural nested mean model." Biometrics, 72(1): 10-19. PMCID: PMC4789134. DOI. Abstract.

Gunlicks-Stoessel, Meredith, Laura Mufson, Ana Westervelt, Daniel Almirall, and Susan A. Murphy. 2016. "A Pilot SMART for Developing an Adaptive Treatment Strategy for Adolescent Depression." Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45(4): 480-494. PMCID: PMC4575229. DOI. Abstract.

Klasnja, P., E.B. Hekler, S. Shiffman, A. Boruvka, Daniel Almirall, A. Tewari, and Susan A. Murphy. 2015. "Microrandomized trials: An experimental design for developing just-in-time adaptive interventions." Health Psychology, 34 Suppl: 1220-8. PMCID: PMC4732571. DOI. Abstract.

Dempsey, W., P. Liao, P. Klasnja, I. Nahum-Shani, and Susan A. Murphy. 2015. "Randomised trials for the Fitbit generation." Significance, 12(6): 20-23. PMCID: PMC4721268. DOI. Abstract.

Kumar, Santosh, Gregory D. Abowd, William T. Abraham, Gayle Beck, Duen Horng Chau, Tyson Condie, David E. Conroy, Emre Ertin, Deborah Estrin, Deepak Ganesan, Cho Lam, Benjamin Marlin, Clay B. Marsh, Susan A. Murphy, and Others. 2015. "Center of excellence for mobile sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 22(6): 1137-1142. PMCID: PMC5009911. DOI. Abstract.

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