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Inbal Nahum-Shani, Ph.D.

Inbal Nahum-Shani, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, The Institute for Social Research

The University of Michigan


Survey Research Center

Institute for Social Research

University of Michigan

426 Thompson Street, Suite 2204

Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2321



Dr. Nahum-Shani's webpage



Ph.D., Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 2008 (Behavioral and Management Sciences)

M.A., School of Education, Haifa University, 2003 (Educational Leadership and Policy)

B.A., School of Education, Haifa University, 2001 (Educational Leadership and Sociology) 


Research Interests & Collaborations

Dr. Nahum-Shani collaborates with Linda Collins and John Dziak on developing experimental design approaches for  factorial experimental designs, particularly in the context of clustered (nested) data.  She is primarily interested in applying these methods for the development of potent organizational interventions. Dr. Nahum-Shani also works with Susan Murphy on introducing the concept of adaptive interventions to behavioral scientists, as well as on the application of statistical methods and experimental designs for the formulation of dynamic treatment strategies.


Recent Grants

The College-to-Work Transition & Alcohol Misuse: An Etiologic Study
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism R01
Role: consortium PI (PI: Bacharach) 
Electronic Bridge to Mental Health (eBridge) for College Students 
National Institute of Mental Helth R01
Role: Co-investigator (PI: King) 
Adaptive Interventions for Minimally Verbal Children with ASD in the
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development R01
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Kasari)

Recent Publications

Almirall, D., Nahum-Shani, I., Sherwood, N. E., & Murphy, S. A. (2014). Introduction to SMART designs for the development of adaptive interventions: With application to weight loss research. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 4(3), 260-274.

Collins, L. M., Nahum-Shani, I., & Almirall, D. (2014). Optimization of behavioral dynamic treatment regimens based on the sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial (SMART). Clinical Trials, 11, 426-434.

Nahum-Shani, I., Henderson, M.M., Lim, S., & Vinokur, A.D. (2014). Supervisor support: Does supervisor support buffer or exacerbate the adverse effects of supervisor undermining? Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(3), 484-503. 

Bodovski, K., Nahum-Shani, I., & Walsh, R. (2013). School climate and students’ early mathematics learning: Another search for contextual effects. American Journal of Education, 119(2), 209-234.

Qian, M., Nahum-Shani, I., & Murphy, S. A. (2013). Dynamic treatment regimes. In X. Tu and W. Tang (Eds), Modern clinical trial analysis. New York, NY: Springer Science.

Nahum-Shani, I., Xi, L., Henderson, M. M., & Murphy, S. (2013). An innovative experimental design for addressing the “assistance dilemma” using interactive learning environments. In S. A. Karabenick & M. Puustinen (Eds), Advances in help-seeking research and applications: The role of emerging technologies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

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