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CTBH and Dartmouth Data Analytics Association (DDAA) host Dr. Susan Murphy

CTBH and DDAA had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Susan Murphy (Professor of Statistics, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard University) for a presentation on “Using Data to Inform Just-in-Time Adaptive Intervention Development for Digital Health”.

Dr. Murphy’s lab develops data analysis methods and experimental designs to improve real time sequential decision-making in mobile health.  In particular, her lab develops algorithms, deployed on wearable devices, to deliver and continually optimize individually tailored treatments.   She developed the micro-randomized trial for use in constructing mobile health interventions; this trial design is in use across a broad range of health related areas.  In these trials each participant can be randomized or re-randomized 100’s of times.  Examples of micro-randomized trials that are completed or are in the field can be found at

Dr. Murphy is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the National Academy of Medicine, both of the US National Academies.  In 2013 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her work on experimental designs to inform sequential decision making. 

Her presentation can be viewed here.