Susan A Murphy

Susan A Murphy

  • Professor of Statistics and of Computer Science

Profile

My current primary interest concerns the development of experimental designs and statistical machine learning methods for informing sequential decision making in mobile health. These methods are used to construct real time treatment policies also known as Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAIs). JITAIs are composed of a sequence of decision rules that specify in which user context it is most useful to provide an treatment as well as how to deliver the treatment to the user. The context is observed via sensor and self-report data and involves, for example, current and past user location, weather, social setting, user stress and mood, user behaviors and user engagement.

Contact Information

Office:Science Ctr. #713
Email:samurphy@fas.harvard.edu
Office Phone:(617) 495-5204
Office Fax(617) 495-1712

Primary Teaching Area

Positions & Employment

2017-         Professor of Statistics and Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

2014-2017  H.E. Robbins Distinguished University Professor of Statistics, Dept of Statistics, Univ. of Michigan Fall,

2005-2017  Professor of Psychiatry, Univ. of Michigan Fall,

2004-2014  H.E. Robbins Professor of Statistics, Dept. of Statistics, Univ. of Michigan Fall,

2001-2004  Professor of Statistics, Dept. of Statistics, Univ. of Michigan Fall,

2001-2017  Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, Univ. of Michigan

Honors

Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the US National Academies

Member of the National Academy of Medicine of the US National Academies

2013 MacArthur Fellow

2015  IMS Wald Lecturer; Fellow of the College on Problems in Drug Dependence