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2020-2021 Summer Institute: Building Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions

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The Methodology Center at Penn State and the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago
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Oct 25, 2021 - Oct 26, 2021   All Day
Susan Murphy and Daniel Almirall
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The 2020 Summer Institute on Innovative methods has been rescheduled to October 25-26, 2021. 


This year’s Summer Institute on Innovative Methods, “Building effective just-in-time adaptive interventions using micro-randomized trial designs,” will be offered on October 25-26, 2021. Susan Murphy, professor of statistics and computer science and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Harvard University, and Daniel Almirall, research associate professor at The University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center, will introduce the just-in-time adaptive intervention (JITAI) and micro-randomized trial (MRT) for the development of adaptive mobile health interventions.


JITAIs are a special type of adaptive intervention where—thanks to mobile technology like activity sensors and smartphones—an intervention can be delivered when and where it is needed. MRTs are a new trial design for addressing scientific questions concerning the construction of highly effective JITAIs. In this workshop, we will introduce JITAIs and provide examples of key scientific questions that can be answered using MRTs. Useful primary aim data analysis methods for MRTs will also be discussed.


Day 1 and part of Day 2 of this workshop will focus on JITAI and MRT design considerations and applications. Much of Day 2 will be allotted to understanding primary aims in an MRT and conducting associated primary aim analyses.


The 2020-2021 Summer Institute on Innovative Methods is hosted as a partnership between The Methodology Center at Penn State and the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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