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Henry Seely White Lecture - Susan Murphy, University of Michigan

Date:  Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 4:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall 300

Reception at 4:00PM, outside of Rockefeller Hall 300

Title: Adaptive Interventions: Healing with Data

Abstract: How can we collect and use data that will help us design treatments for chronic disease and addiction? In this talk we discuss adaptive interventions that use  critical individual differences like patient response, risk, burden, adherence, and preference to pinpoint which treatment to offer next.  We also discuss the clinical trial design, a Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial which provides data for developing adaptive interventions. 

This lecture is intended for a general audience.  Please join us on Friday February 19 for a colloquium talk intended for faculty and students in the statistical, mathematical, or other sciences.

About the HSW Lecturer: Susan Murphy is the H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics & Professor of Psychiatry and a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research. Her research focuses on improving sequential, individualized, decision making in health, in particular on clinical trial design and data analysis to inform the development of mobile health treatment policies.  Susan is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a Fellow of the College on Problems in Drug Dependence, a former editor of the Annals of Statistics, a member of the US National Academy of Medicine and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.