Susan Murphy, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
(734) 647- 3684
Applications: Mobile Health Methodologies: Reinforcement Learning, Sequential Decision Making Relevant Projects: NIDA, MD2K

Susan A. Murphy

Professor, Statistics


Institute for Social Research, Psychiatry

I develop clinical trial designs and data analytic methods for informing sequential decision making in health. In particular  I focus on methods for constructing real time individualized sequences of treatments (a.k.a., treatment policies or Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions) delivered by mobile devices.  This is an area of Precision Medicine. I develop new clinical trial designs (designs in which each person is randomized 100s or 1000s of times) and generalize reinforcement learning algorithms to analyze the data and construct treatment policies.  I also generalize data analytic method from causal inference for use in analyzing mobile health data.