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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Susan A. Murphy, Ph.D.

Susan A. Murphy, Ph.D.

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Primary Programs/Services:
Substance Abuse


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Statistics (1989)
  • M.S., Tulane University, Applied Statistics (1983)
  • B.S., Louisiana State University, Mathematics (1980)

Research Interest:

  • Clinical trial design and the development of data analytic methods for informing the construction of individualized sequences of treatments(a.k.a., adaptive interventions)
  • Data analysis methods for construcing mobile health interventions
  • Precision Medicine in mobile health

Academic Appointment:

  • H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics
  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Liao,P., Klasnja, P , Tewari, P , Murphy, SA Micro-Randomized Trials in mHealth, To appear in Statistics in Medicine
  • Klasnja, P , Hekler, EB , Shiffman, S , Boruvka, A, Almirall, D , Tewari, A and Murphy, SA Micro-randomized trials An experimental design for developing just-in-time adaptive interventions, To appear in Health Psychology
  • Gunlicks-Stoessel, M , Mufson , L , Westervelt, A, Almirall, D , Murphy, SA (2015) A Pilot SMART for Developing an Adaptive Treatmen Strategy for Adolescent Depression Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Mar 18 1-15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID 25785788
  • Kilbourne, A M , Almirall, D , Eisenberg, D , Waxmonsky, J , Goodrich, D. E , Fortney, J. C, Kirchner, J. E , Solberg, L. , Main, D , Bauer M S , Kyle, J , Murphy, SA, Nord, K.M., and M. R. Thomas (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. Sep 30;9 132.
  • Kumar, S , WJ. Nilsen, A Abernethy, A Atienza, K. Patrick, M. Pavel, WT. Riley, A Shar, B. Spring, D. Spruijt-Metz, D. Hedeker, V. Honavar, R. Kravitz, R. Craig Lefebvre, D.C Mohr, SA Murphy,(2013) C Quinn, V. Shusterman, D. Swendeman, Mobile Health Technology Evaluation, The mHealth Evidence Workshop Am J Prev Med;45(2) 228-236

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