Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series Focuses on Data, Personalization and Digital Health
Susan A. Murphy, Ph.D., the keynote speaker of the virtual Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series lecture on December 21.
Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., vice president for research at New York Medical College and senior vice president for research affairs at Touro College and University System, welcomed Susan A. Murphy, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker of the virtual Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series lecture on December 21. Dr. Murphy, the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and professor of statistics and computer science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, presented “Data, Personalization and Digital Health.” Dr. Murphy’s lab develops data analysis methods and experimental designs to improve real-time sequential decision-making in digital health.
Dr. Murphy’s lab develops algorithms for wearable devices, to deliver and continually optimize individually tailored treatments. She developed a micro-randomized trial for use in constructing digital health interventions used in a broad range of health-related areas including physical activity, addictions, take-home chemotherapy and obesity. In her presentation, she explored micro-randomized trials, reinforcement learning, an artificial intelligence method, and personalization in mobile health, with a focus on the HeartSteps trial for physical activity for those with stage one hypertension.