Susan Murphy is the H.E.
Robbins Professor of Statistics, Professor of Psychiatry
and Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research,
University of Michigan; previously she taught at the Pennsylvania
State University (1989-1997). Her degrees include a BS (Louisiana
State University, Mathematics, 1980) and a Ph.D. (University
of North Carolina, Statistics, 1989).
She was named a 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellow for her
development of innovative methodologies to
evaluate courses of treatment for individuals
coping with chronic or relapsing disorders:
Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART).
was a 2007-8 Invited Fellow at the Center for Advanced
Study in the Behavioral
Sciences, Stanford University and
an 1998 IMS Special Invited Lecturer at the Joint Statistical
meetings. She received an NSF Mid-Career Methodological
Opportunities Fellowship in 1999 and a National Institute
on Drug Abuse K02 Mid-Career Award (2002-7).
She has served
on numerous professional committees, including serving
as IMS program chair (2000-2003) and co-chairing the SAMSI
National Advisory Committee (2012-). She is an elected
fellow of ASA, IMS and an elected member of the ISI.
is a former editor of the Annals of Statistics, was a
guest co-editor for a special issue in Drug and Alcohol
and served on the editorial board of the Annals of Statistics,
Biometrics and Sociological Methodology. She is a current
member of the NIMH Interventions Review Committee for
Her research interests include causal inference
concerning dynamic or individually tailored treatment
decision problems and inference for high dimensional models.