The BioSocial Methods Collaborative will host a seminar featuring speaker Dr. Susan Murphy. The seminar topic is: Micro-randomized Trials and Mobile Health. The seminar will take place on Monday, December 14, 2015, from 3-4 PM at the Institute for Social Research, room 1430.
Dr. Murphy is the H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics; a Professor of Psychiatry; and a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research.
Micro-randomized trials are trials in which individuals are randomized 100’s or 1000’s of times over the course of the study. The goal of these trials is to assess the impact of momentary interventions, e.g. interventions that are intended to impact behavior over small time intervals. A fast growing area of health concerns the use of mobile devices for both collecting real-time data, for processing this data and for providing momentary interventions. We discuss the design and analysis of these types of trials.