Susan A. Murphy

Special Advisor

Dr. Murphy is Mallinckrodt Professor of Statistics and of Computer Science at Harvard University, and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Dr Murphy’s research focuses on improving sequential, individualized, decision making in health, in particular, clinical trial design and data analysis to inform the development of just-in-time adaptive interventions in digital health. She developed the micro-randomized trial for use in constructing digital health interventions; this trial design is in use across a broad range of health-related areas. Her lab works on online learning algorithms for developing personalized digital health interventions.  

Dr. Murphy is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the National Academy of Medicine, both of the US National Academies. In 2013 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her work on experimental designs to inform sequential decision making.

She is a Fellow of the College on Problems in Drug Dependence, Past-President of Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Past-President of the Bernoulli Society and a former editor of the Annals of Statistics.

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