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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

Lagoa, C., K. Bekiroglu, S. Lanza, and Susan A. Murphy. 2014. "Designing Adaptive Intensive Interventions Using Methods From Engineering." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(5): 868-878. PMCID: PMC4176810. DOI. Abstract.

Kilbourne, Amy M., Daniel Almirall, Daniel Eisenberg, Jeanette Waxmonsky, David E. Goodrich, John C. Fortney, Joann E. Kirchner, Leif I. Solberg, Deborah Main, Mark S. Bauer, Julia Kyle, Susan A. Murphy, Kristina M. Nord, and Marshall R. Thomas. 2014. "Protocol: Adaptive Implementation of Effective Programs Trial (ADEPT): cluster randomized SMART trial comparing a standard versus enhanced implementation strategy to improve outcomes of a mood disorders program." Implementation Science, 9. PMCID: PMC4189548. DOI. Abstract.

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. PMCID: PMC4167891. DOI. Abstract.

Chakraborty, B., and Susan A. Murphy. 2014. "Dynamic Treatment Regimes." Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application, Vol 1, 1: 447-U1025. PMCID: PMC4231831. DOI. Abstract.

Kasari, C., A. Kaiser, K. Goods, J. Nietfeld, P. Mathy, R. Landa, Susan A. Murphy, and Daniel 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. 2014. "A multiple imputation strategy for sequential multiple assignment randomized trials." Statistics in Medicine, 33(24): 4202-4214. PMCID: PMC4184954. 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.

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