Daniel Almirall's Select Publications

Daniel Almirall

Journal Articles

Dziak, John J., Jamie Roslyn Yap, Daniel Almirall, James R. McKay, Kevin G. Lynch, and Inbal Nahum-Shani. Forthcoming. "A Data Analysis Method for Using Longitudinal Binary Outcome Data from a SMART to Compare Adaptive Interventions." Multivariate Behavioral Research. DOI. Abstract.

Agniel, Denis, Daniel Almirall, Q. Burkhart, Sean Grant, Sarah B. Hunter, Eric R. Pedersen, Rajeev Ramchand, and Beth Ann Griffin. 2020. "Identifying optimal level-of-care placement decisions for adolescent substance use treatment." Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 212: 107991. DOI. Abstract.

Nahum-Shani, Inbal, Daniel Almirall, Jamie Roslyn Yap, J.R. McKay, K.G. Lynch, E.A. Freiheit, and J.J. Dziak. 2020. "SMART longitudinal analysis: A tutorial for using repeated outcome measures from SMART studies to compare adaptive interventions." Psychological methods, 25(1): 1-29. DOI. Abstract.

Smith, Shawna, Daniel Almirall, Katherine Prenovost, Celeste Liebrecht, Julia Kyle, Daniel Eisenberg, Mark S. Bauer, and Amy M. Kilbourne. 2019. "Change in Patient Outcomes After Augmenting a Low-level Implementation Strategy in Community Practices That are Slow to Adopt a Collaborative Chronic Care Model: A Cluster Randomized Implementation Trial." Medical Care, 57(7): 503-511. DOI. Abstract.

Schoenfelder, Erin N., Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Jennifer Strickland, Daniel Almirall, and Mark A. Stein. 2019. "Piloting a Sequential, Multiple Assignment, Randomized Trial for Mothers with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Their At-Risk Young Children." Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 29(4). DOI. Abstract.

Bidargaddi, Niranjan, Daniel Almirall, Susan A. Murphy, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Michael Kovalcik, Timothy Pituch, Haitham Maaieh, and Victor Strecher. 2018. "To Prompt or Not to Prompt? A Microrandomized Trial of Time-Varying Push Notifications to Increase Proximal Engagement With a Mobile Health App." JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(11): e10123. DOI. Abstract.

Kilbourne, Amy M., Daniel Almirall, Daniel Eisenberg, Shawna Smith, Seo Youn Choi, Elizabeth Koschmann, Celeste Liebrecht, Amy Rusch, et al. 2018. "Adaptive School-based Implementation of CBT (ASIC): clustered-SMART for building an optimized adaptive implementation intervention to improve uptake of mental health interventions in schools." Implementation Science, 13(1): 119. DOI. Abstract.

Tao, Yebin, Lu Wang, and Daniel Almirall. 2018. "Tree-based reinforcement learning for estimating optimal dynamic treatment regimes." The Annals of Applied Statistics, 12(3): 1914-1938. DOI. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, Connie Kasari, Daniel F. McCaffrey, and Inbal Nahum-Shani. 2018. "Developing Optimized Adaptive Interventions in Education." Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 11(1): 27-34. DOI. Abstract.

Kidwell, Kelley M., Nicholas J. Seewald, Qui Tran, Connie Kasari, and Daniel Almirall. 2018. "Design and analysis considerations for comparing dynamic treatment regimens with binary outcomes from sequential multiple assignment randomized trials." Journal of Applied Statistics, 45(9): 1628-1651. DOI. Abstract.

Joseph, Anne M., Daniel Almirall, Alexander J. Rothman, Abbie Begnaud, Caroline Chiles, Paul M. Cinciripini, Steven S. Fu, Amanda L. Graham, et al. 2018. "Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Clinical Trials: SCALE Collaboration." American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 197(2): 172-182. DOI. Abstract.

Grant, Sean, Daniel Almirall, Denis Agniel, Q. Burkhart, Sarah B. Hunter, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Eric R. Pedersen, Rajeev Ramchand, an, et al. 2017. "Developing adaptive interventions for adolescent substance use treatment settings: protocol of an observational, mixed-methods project." Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 12(1): 35. DOI. Abstract.

Setodji, Claude M., Daniel F. McCaffrey, Lane F. Burgette, Daniel Almirall, and Beth Ann Griffin. 2017. "The right tool for the job: choosing between covariate balancing and generalized boosted model propensity scores." Epidemiology, 28(6): 802-811. DOI. Abstract.

Wodtke, Geoffrey, and Daniel Almirall. 2017. "Estimating Moderated Causal Effects with Time-Varying Treatments and Time-Varying Moderators: Structural Nested Mean Models and Regression with Residuals." Sociological Methodology, 47(1): 212-245. DOI. Abstract.

Nahum-Shani, Inbal, Ashkan Ertefaie, Xi Lu, Kevin G. Lynch, James R. McKay, David Oslin, and Daniel Almirall. 2017. "A SMART Data Analysis Method for Constructing Adaptive Treatment Strategies for Substance Use Disorders." Addiction, 112(3): 901-909. DOI. Abstract.

Kilbourne, A.M., Daniel Almirall, M.M. Barbaresso, Z. Lai, K.M. Nord, M. Bramlet, D.E. Goodrich, E.P. Post, an, et al. 2017. "Improving Physical Health in Patients With Chronic Mental Disorders: Twelve-Month Results From a Randomized Controlled Collaborative Care Trial." The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 78(1): 129-137. DOI. Abstract.

Griffin, Beth Ann, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Daniel Almirall, Lane F. Burgette, and Claude Messan Setodji. 2017. "Chasing Balance and Other Recommendations for Improving Nonparametric Propensity Score Models." Journal of Causal Inference, 5(2). DOI. Abstract.

Fu, Steven S., Daniel Almirall, Alexander J. Rothman, David M. Vock, Bruce Lindgren, Abbie Begnaud, Anne Melzer, Kelsey Schertz, et al. 2017. "Program for lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation: Study protocol of a sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial." Contemporary Clinical Trials, 60: 86-95. DOI.

Boruvka, Audrey, Daniel Almirall, Katie Witkiewitz, and Susan A. Murphy. 2017. "Assessing Time-Varying Causal Effect Moderation in Mobile Health." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 113(523): 1112-1121. DOI. Abstract.

Smith, S.N., Z. Lai, Daniel Almirall, D.E. Goodrich, K.M. Abraham, K.M. Nord, and A.M. Kilbourne. 2017. "Implementing Effective Policy in a National Mental Health Reengagement Program for Veterans." Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 205(2): 161-170. PMCID: PMC5272796. DOI. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, and A. Chronis-Tuscano. 2016. "Adaptive Interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health." Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45(4): 383-95. PMCID: PMC4930370. DOI. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, N.E. Sherwood, M.L. Butryn, E.M. Forman, E.M. Seburg, A. Lauren Crain, A.S. Kunin-Batson, M.G. Hayes, et al. 2016. "The BestFIT trial: A SMART approach to developing individualized weight loss treatments." Contemporary Clinical Trials, 47: 209-16. PMCID: PMC4941634. DOI. Abstract.

Lu, X., I. Nahum-Shani, C. Kasari, K.G. Lynch, D.W. Oslin, W.E. Pelham, G. Fabiano, and Daniel Almirall. 2016. "Comparing dynamic treatment regimes using repeated-measures outcomes: modeling considerations in SMART studies." Statistics in Medicine, 35(10): 1595-615. PMCID: PMC4876020. DOI. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, C. DiStefano, Y.C. Chang, S. Shire, A. Kaiser, X. Lu, I. Nahum-Shani, R. Landa, et al. 2016. "Longitudinal Effects of Adaptive Interventions With a Speech-Generating Device in Minimally Verbal Children With ASD." Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45(4): 442-56. PMCID: PMC4930379. DOI. Abstract.

Chronis-Tuscano, A., C.H. Wang, Jeff Strickland, Daniel Almirall, and M.A. Stein. 2016. "Personalized Treatment of Mothers With ADHD and Their Young At-Risk Children: A SMART Pilot." Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45(4): 510-21. PMCID: PMC4930389. 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.

Peris, Tara S., Daniel Almirall, Philip C. Kendall, Joel Sherrill, Elizabeth Gosch, Moira Rynn, Courtney P. Keeton, John T. Walkup, et al. 2015. "Trajectories of change in youth anxiety during cognitive—behavior therapy." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(2): 239-252. PMCID: PMC4542090. DOI. Abstract.

Schuler, Megan S., Beth Ann Griffin, Rajeev Ramchand, Daniel Almirall, and Daniel F. McCaffrey. 2014. "Effectiveness of treatment for adolescent substance use: is biological drug testing sufficient?" Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 75(2): 358-370. DOI.

Griffin, B.A., R. Ramchand, Daniel Almirall, M.E. Slaughter, L.F. Burgette, and D.F. McCaffery. 2014. "Estimating the causal effects of cumulative treatment episodes for adolescents using marginal structural models and inverse probability of treatment weighting." Drug and alcohol dependence, 136(March): 69-78. DOI. Abstract.

Compton, S.N., Daniel Almirall, T.S. Peris, B. Birmaher, J. Sherrill, P.C. Kendall, J.S. March, E.A. Gosch, et al. 2014. "Predictors and moderators of treatment response in childhood anxiety disorders: results from the CAMS trial." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(2): 212-224. DOI. Abstract.

Ramchand, Rajeev, Beth Ann Griffin, Mary Ellen Slaughter, Daniel Almirall, and Daniel F. McCaffrey. 2014. "Do improvements in substance use and mental health symptoms during treatment translate to long-term outcomes in the opposite domain?" Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 47(5): 339-346. PMCID: PMC4175419. DOI. Abstract.

Kilbourne, Amy M., Daniel Almirall, David E. Goodrich, Zongshan Lai, Kristen M. Abraham, Kristina M. Nord, and Nicholas W. Bowersox. 2014. "Enhancing outreach for persons with serious mental illness: 12-month results from a cluster randomized trial of an adaptive implementation strategy." Implementation Science, 9(1): 163. PMCID: PMC4296543. DOI. Abstract.

Kilbourne, Amy M., David E. Goodrich, Zongshan Lai, Daniel Almirall, Kristina M. Nord, Nicholas W. Bowersox, and Kristen M. Abraham. 2014. "Reengaging Veterans With Serious Mental Illness Into Care: Preliminary Results From a National Randomized Trial." Psychiatric Services, 66(1): 90-93. PMCID: PMC4640185. DOI. Abstract.

Kilbourne, Amy M., Daniel Almirall, Margretta Bramlet, Michelle M. Barbaresso, Kristina M. Nord, David E. Goodrich, Zongshan Lai, Edward P. Post, et al. 2014. "SMI Life Goals: Description of a randomized trial of a Collaborative Care Model to improve outcomes for persons with serious mental illness." Contemporary Clinical Trials, 39(1): 74-85. PMCID: PMC4260928. DOI. Abstract.

Collins, Linda M., Inbal Nahum-Shani, and Daniel Almirall. 2014. "Optimization of behavioral dynamic treatment regimens based on the sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial (SMART)." Clinical Trials, 11(4): 426-434. PMCID: PMC4257903. DOI. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, Daniel Eisenberg, Susan A. Murphy, Amy M. Kilbourne, Jeanette Waxmonsky, David E. Goodrich, John C. Fortney, Joann E. Kirchner, et al. 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.

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.

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.

Yancy Jr., William S., Daniel Almirall, Cynthia J. Coffman, Paula J. Geiselman, Ronette L. Kolotkin, Eugene Z. Oddone, Stephanie B. Mayer, Leslie A. Gaillard, et al. 2013. "Considering patient diet preference to optimize weight loss: Design considerations of a randomized trial investigating the impact of choice." Contemporary Clinical Trials, 35(1): 106-116. DOI. Abstract.

McCaffrey, Daniel F., Beth Ann Griffin, Daniel Almirall, Mary Ellen Slaughter, Rajeev Ramchand, and Lane F. Burgette. 2013. "A tutorial on propensity score estimation for multiple treatments using generalized boosted models." Statistics in medicine, 32(19): 3388-3414. DOI. Abstract.

Kilbourne, Amy M., Kristen Abraham, DE Goodrick, N. Bowersox, Daniel Almirall, Zongshan Lai, and KM Nord. 2013. "Cluster randomized adaptive implementation trial comparing a standard versus enhanced implementation intervention to improve uptake of an effective re-engagement program for patients with serious mental illness." Implementation Science, 8: 136. 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.

Lin, Pao-Hwa, Yanfang Wang, Steven C. Grambow, William Goggins, and Daniel Almirall. 2012. "Dietary Saturated Fat Intake Is Negatively Associated With Weight Maintenance Among the PREMIER Participants." Obesity, 20(3): 571-575. DOI. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, Daniel James Lizotte, and Susan A. Murphy. 2012. "SMART Design Issues and the Consideration of Opposing Outcomes: Discussion of "Evaluation of Viable Dynamic Treatment Regimes in a Sequentially Randomized Trial of Advanced Prostate Cancer" by by Wang, Rotnitzky, Lin, Millikan, and Thall." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 107(498): 509-512. DOI.

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.

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

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

Franklin, Martin E., Daniel Almirall, Jeffrey Sapyta, Jennifer B. Freeman, Muniya Khanna, Scott Compton, Phoebe Moore, Molly Choate-Summers, et al. 2011. "Cognitive Behavior Therapy Augmentation of Pharmacotherapy in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderThe Pediatric OCD Treatment Study II (POTS II) Randomized Controlled Trial." JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 306(11): 1224-1232. DOI. Abstract.

Montserrat Sánchez-Ortuño, M., Jack D. Edinger, Melanie K. Means, and Daniel Almirall. 2010. "Home Is Where Sleep Is: An Ecological Approach to Test the Validity of Actigraphy for the Assessment of Insomnia." Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 6(1): 21-29.

Bosworth, Hayden, Daniel Almirall, Bryan Weiner, Mathew Maciejewski, Miriam Kaufman, Benjamin Powers, Eugene Oddone, Shoou-Yih Lee, et al. 2010. "The implementation of a translational study involving a primary care based behavioral program to improve blood pressure control: The HTN-IMPROVE study protocol (01295)." Implementation Science, 5(1): 1-13. 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.

Yancy Jr, William S., Daniel Almirall, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Ronette L. Kolotkin, Jennifer R. McDuffie, and Eric C. Westman. 2009. "Effects of two weight-loss diets on health-related quality of life." Quality of Life Research, 18(3): 281. DOI. Abstract.

Gellad, Ziad F., Daniel Almirall, Dawn Provenzale, and Deborah A. Fisher. 2009. "Time from Positive Screening Fecal Occult Blood Test to Colonoscopy and Risk of Neoplasia." Digestive diseases and sciences, 54(11): 2497-2502. DOI. Abstract.

Mithas, Sunil, Daniel Almirall, and M.S. Krishnan. 2006. "Do CRM Systems Cause One-to-One Marketing Effectiveness?" Statistical Science, 21(2): 223-233. 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.

Newburger, Jane W., Daniel Almirall, David Wypij, David C. Bellinger, Adre J. du Plessis, Karl C. K. Kuban, Leonard A. Rappaport, David L. Wessel, et al. 2003. "Length of stay after infant heart surgery is related to cognitive outcome at age 8 years." The Journal of pediatrics, 143(1): 67. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Hall, Kelly L., Inbal Nahum-Shani, Gerald J. August, Megan E. Patrick, Susan A. Murphy, and Daniel Almirall. 2019. "Adaptive Intervention Designs in Substance Use Prevention." In Prevention of Substance Use edited by Sloboda, Zili, Petras, Hanno, Robertson, Elizabeth, Hingson, Ralph. Cham: Springer International Publishing. DOI. Abstract.

Mithas, Sunil, Daniel Almirall, and Mayuram S. Krishnan. 2014. "A potential outcomes approach to assess causality in information systems research." In Economics, Information Systems, and Electronic Commerce: Empirical Research. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis. Abstract.

Almirall, Daniel, C.J. Coffman, William S. Yancy Jr, and Susan A. Murphy. 2010. "Structural nested models." In Analysis of observational health-care data using SAS edited by Faries, D., Leon, A., Haro, J. M., Obenchain, R. L.. Cary NC: SAS Institute.

Almirall, Daniel, C.J. Coffman, William S. Yancy Jr, and Susan A. Murphy. 2010. "Maximum likelihood estimation of the structural nested mean model using SAS PROC NLP." In Analysis of observational health care data using SAS edited by Faries, Douglas E., Leon, Andrew C., Haro, Josep Maria, Obenchain, Robert L.. Cary, N.C: SAS Institute. Abstract.

Murphy, Susan A., and Daniel Almirall. 2009. "Dynamic Treatment Regimes." In Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making edited by Kattan, Michael. Thousand Oaks Calif.: SAGE Publications.

Mithas, S., Daniel Almirall, and M.S. Krishnan. 2009. "A framework for causal enquiry in information systems for observational studies." In Economics, information systems, and electronic commerce : advanced empirical methodologies edited by Kauffman, Robert J., Tallon, Paul P.. Armonk, N.Y: M.E. Sharpe. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Wodtke, Geoffrey, and Daniel Almirall. 2015. "Estimating Heterogeneous Causal Effects with Time-Varying Treatments and Time-Varying Effect Moderators: Structural Nested Mean Models and Regression-with-Residuals." PSC Research Report No. 15-839. 7 2015. Abstract.

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