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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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Boruvka, Audrey, Daniel Almirall, Katie Witkiewitz, and Susan A. Murphy. Forthcoming. "Assessing Time-Varying Causal Effect Moderation in Mobile Health." Journal of the American Statistical Association. DOI. Abstract.

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.

Kumar, Santosh, Susan A. Murphy, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Gregory Abowd, William T. Abraham, Mustafa al'Absi, Duen H. Chau, Emre Ertin, Deborah Estrin, Deepak Ganesan, Timothy Hnat, Syed M. Hossain, Zachary Ives, Jacqueline Kerr, Benjamin M. Marlin, James M. Rehg, Vivek Shetty, Ida Sim, Bonnie Spring, Mani Srivastava, and Dave Wetter. 2017. "Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)." IEEE Pervasive Computing, 16(2): 18-22. DOI. Abstract.

Kelleher, Sarah A., Susan A. Murphy, Caroline S. Dorfman, Jen C. Plumb Vilardaga, Catherine Majestic, Joseph Winger, Vicky Gandhi, Christine Nunez, Alyssa Van Denburg, Rebecca A. Shelby, Shelby D. Reed, Marie Davidian, Eric B. Laber, Gretchen G. Kimmick, Kelly W. Westbrook, Amy P. Abernethy, and Tamara J. Somers. 2017. "Optimizing delivery of a behavioral pain intervention in cancer patients using a sequential multiple assignment randomized trial SMART." Contemporary Clinical Trials, 57: 51-57. DOI. Abstract.

Bekiroglu, Korkut, Contantino Lagoa, Susan A. Murphy, and Stephanie Lanza. 2017. "Control Engineering Methods for the Design of Robust Behavioral Treatments." IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 25(3): 979-990. DOI. Abstract.

Liao, Peng, Predrag Klasnja, Ambuj Tewari, and Susan A. Murphy. 2016. "Sample size calculations for micro-randomized trials in mHealth." Statistics in medicine, 35(12): 1944-1971. 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. 2016. "Treatment sequencing for childhood ADHD: A multiple-randomization study of adaptive medication and behavioral interventions." Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45(6): 396-415. PMCID: PMC4930381. DOI. Abstract.

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