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Susan A. Murphy's Select Publications

Journal Articles

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.

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, 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.

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.

Almirall, Daniel, S. Compton, M. Rynn, J. Walkup, and Susan A. Murphy. 2012. "SMARTer Discontinuation Trial Designs for Developing an Adaptive Treatment Strategy." Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 22(5): 364-374. PMCID: PMC3482379. DOI. Abstract.

Little, R., R. D'Agostino, M. Cohen, K. Dickersin, S. Emerson, J. Farrar, C. Frangakis, J. Hogan, G. Molenberghs, Susan A. Murphy, J. Neaton, A. Rotnitzky, D. Scharfstein, W. Shih, J.P. Siegel, and H. Stern. 2012. "The Prevention and Treatment of Missing Data in Clinical Trials." New England Journal of Medicine, 367(14): 1355-1360. PMCID: PMC3771340. DOI.

Nahum-Shani, I., M. Qian, Daniel Almirall, W. Pelham, B. Gnagy, G. Fabiano, J. Waxmonsky, J. Yu, and Susan A. Murphy. 2012. "Experimental Design and Primary Data Analysis Methods for Comparing Adaptive Interventions." Psychological Methods, 17(4): 457-477. PMCID: PMC3825557. DOI. Abstract.

Nahum-Shani, I., M. Qian, Daniel Almirall, W. Pelham, B. Gnagy, G. Fabiano, J. Waxmonsky, J. Yu, and Susan A. Murphy. 2012. "Q-Learning: A Data Analysis Method for Constructing Adaptive Interventions." Psychological Methods, 17(4): 478-494. PMCID: PMC3747013. DOI. Abstract.

Lizotte, Daniel, Michael Bowling, and Susan A. Murphy. 2012. "Linear Fitted-Q Iteration with Multiple Reward Functions." Journal of Machine Learning Research, 13: 3253-3295. PMCID: PMC3670261.

Lei, H., I. Nahum-Shani, K. Lynch, D. Oslin, and Susan A. Murphy. 2012. "A “SMART” Design for Building Individualized Treatment Sequences." Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 8: 21-48. DOI. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, Scott Compton, Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, Naihua Duan, and Susan A. Murphy. 2012. "Designing a pilot sequential multiple assignment randomized trial for developing an adaptive treatment strategy." Statistics in Medicine, 31(17): 1887-1902. PMCID: PMC3399974. DOI. Abstract.

Li, Zhiguo, and Susan A. Murphy. 2011. "Sample size formulae for two-stage randomized trials with survival outcomes." Biometrika, 98(3): 503-518. PMCID: PMC3254237. DOI. Abstract.

Gunter, L., J. Zhu, and Susan A. Murphy. 2011. "Variable Selection for Qualitative Interactions." Statistical Methodology, 8(1): 42-55. PMCID: PMC3003934. DOI. Abstract.

Shortreed, Susan M., Eric Laber, Daniel J. Lizotte, T. Scott Stroup, Joelle Pineau , and Susan A. Murphy. 2011. "Informing sequential clinical decision-making through reinforcement learning: an empirical study." Machine Learning, 84(1-2): 109-136. PMCID: PMC3143507. DOI. Abstract.

Qian, Min, and Susan A. Murphy. 2011. "Performance Guarantees for Individualized Treatment Rules." Annals of Statistics, 39(2): 1180-1210. PMCID: PMC3110016. DOI. Abstract.

Laber, Eric B., and Susan A. Murphy. 2011. "Adaptive Confidence Intervals for the Test Error in Classification." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 106(495): 904-913. PMCID: PMC3285493. DOI. Abstract.

Chakraborty, B., Susan A. Murphy, and V. Strecher. 2010. "Inference for non-regular parameters in optimal dynamic treatment regimes." Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 19(3): 317-343. PMCID: PMC2891316. DOI. Abstract.

McGowan, H.M., R.L. Nix, Susan A. Murphy, and K.L. Bierman. 2010. "Investigating the Impact of Selection Bias in Dose-Response Analyses of Preventive Interventions." Prevention Science, 11(3): 239-251. PMCID: PMC3044506. DOI. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, Thomas Ten Have, and Susan A. Murphy. 2010. "Structural Nested Mean Models for Assessing Time-Varying Effect Moderation." Biometrics, 66(1): 131-139. PMCID: PMC2875310. DOI. Abstract.

Chakraborty, Bibhas, Linda M. Collins, Victor J. Strecher, and Susan A. Murphy. 2009. "Developing multicomponent interventions using fractional factorial designs." Statistics in Medicine, 28(21): 2687-2708. PMCID: PMC2746448. DOI. Abstract.

Murphy, Susan A., and D. Bingham. 2009. "Screening Experiments for Developing Dynamic Treatment Regimes." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 104(485): 391-408. PMCID: PMC2892819. DOI. Abstract.

Collins, L.M., B. Chokraborty, Susan A. Murphy, and V. Strecher. 2009. "Comparison of a phased experimental approach and a single randomized clinical trial for developing multicomponent behavioral interventions." Clinical Trials, 6(1): 5-15. PMCID: PMC2711350. DOI. Abstract.

Nair, V., V. Strecher, A. Fagerlin, P. Ubel, K. Resnicow, Susan A. Murphy, R. Little, B. Chakraborty, and A.J. Zhang. 2008. "Screening experiments and the use of fractional factorial designs in behavioral intervention research." American Journal of Public Health, 98(8): 1354-1359. PMCID: PMC2446451. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Xie, Yu, and Susan A. Murphy. 2007. "Principal stratification designs to estimate input data missing due to death - Discussion." Biometrics, 63(3): 655-658. DOI.

Pineau, J., M.G. Bellemare , A.J. Rush, A. Ghizaru, and Susan A. Murphy. 2007. "Constructing evidence-based treatment strategies using methods from computer science." Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 88(Suppl2): S52-60. PMCID: PMC1934348. DOI.

Collins, L.M., Susan A. Murphy, and V. Strecher. 2007. "Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) and the Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART): New Methods for More Potent e-Health Interventions." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(5S): S112-118. PMCID: PMC2062525. DOI.

Murphy, Susan A., L.M. Collins, and A.J. Rush. 2007. "Customizing Treatment to the Patient: Adaptive Treatment Strategies." Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 88(2): S1-S72. PMCID: PMC1924645. DOI.

Murphy, Susan A., K.G. Lynch, J.R. McKay, D. Oslin, and T. TenHave. 2007. " Developing Adaptive Treatment Strategies in Substance Abuse Research." Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 88(2): S24-S30. PMCID: PMC1922034. DOI.

Murphy, Susan A., David W. Oslin, A John Rush, and Ji Zhu. 2007. "Methodological challenges in constructing effective treatment sequences for chronic psychiatric disorders." Neuropsychopharmacology, 32(2): 257-262. DOI. Abstract.

Bray, B.C., Daniel Almirall, R.S. Zimmerman, D. Lynam, and Susan A. Murphy. 2006. "Assessing the Total Effect of Time-Varying Predictors in Prevention Research." Prevention Science, 7(1): 1-17. PMCID: PMC1479302. DOI. Abstract.

Bierman, K.L., R.L. Nix, J.J. Maples, and Susan A. Murphy. 2006. "Examining clinical judgment in an adaptive intervention design: The Fast Track program." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(3): 468-481. DOI. Abstract.

Murphy, Susan A. 2005. "An Experimental Design for the Development of Adaptive Treatment Strategies." Statistics in Medicine, 24(10): 1455-1481. DOI. Abstract.

Collins, L.M., Susan A. Murphy, V. Nair, and V. Strecher. 2005. "A Strategy for Optimizing and Evaluating Behavioral Interventions." Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 30(1): 66-73. Abstract.

Murphy, Susan A. 2005. "A generalization error for Q-learning." Journal of Machine Learning Research, 6(July): 1073-1097. PMCID: PMC1475741. Abstract.

Collins, L.M., Susan A. Murphy, and K.L. Bierman. 2004. "A Conceptual Framework for Adaptive Preventive Interventions." Prevention Science, 5(3): 185-196. DOI. Abstract.

Barber, Jennifer S., Susan A. Murphy, and N. Verbitsky. 2004. "Adjusting for Time-Varying Confounding in Survival Analysis." Sociological Methodology, 34:163-192. Abstract.

Murphy, Susan A. 2003. "Optimal Dynamic Treatment Regimes." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology), 65(2): 331-366. Abstract.

Maples, Jerry, Susan A. Murphy, and William G. Axinn. 2002. "Two Level Proportional Hazards Models." Biometrics, 58(4): 754-763. DOI. Abstract.

Murphy, Susan A., M.J. Van Der Laan, J.M. Robins, and and Conduct Problems Research Group. 2001. "Marginal Mean Models for Dynamic Regimes." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 96(456): 1410-1423. Abstract.

Barber, Jennifer S., Susan A. Murphy, William G. Axinn, and Jerry Maples. 2000. "Discrete-Time Multilevel Hazard Analysis." Sociological Methodology, 30: 201-235. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Chapters

Founteneau, Raphael, Susan A. Murphy, Louis Wehenkel, and Damien Ernst. 2011. "Towards min max generalization in reinforcement learning." In Agents and Artificial Intelligence: International Conference, ICAART 2010, Valencia, Spain, January 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Series: Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) edited by J. Filipe, A. Fred, and B. Sharp. Volume 129, 61-77. Abstract.

Fonteneau, R., Susan A. Murphy, L. Wehenkel, and D. Ernst. 2010. "Model-Free Monte Carlo-like Policy Evaluation." In Volume 9: AISTATS 2010 Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. Abstract.

Lizotte, Daniel, M. Bowling, and Susan A. Murphy. 2010. "Efficient Reinforcement Learning with Multiple Reward Functions for Randomized Controlled Trial Analysis." In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2010) edited by Johannes Furnkranz and Thorsten Joachims. Madison, WI: International Machine Learning Society. Abstract. Public Access.

Newsletters

Murphy, Susan A., and J.R. McKay. 2002. "Adaptive Treatment Strategies: an Emerging Approach for Improving Treatment Effectiveness." American Psychological Association Division 12, section III: The Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology Clinical Newsletter, .