Join IHSI’s Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) core to Get SMART with Adaptive Interventions Oct. 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Kelley Kidwell, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Michigan, will give an informative introduction to the SMART design concept, and Liliane Windsor, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois, will discuss the application of SMART designs in research. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A following the presentation.
Adaptive interventions, also called dynamic treatment regimens or adaptive treatment strategies, are strategies that involve sequences of decision rules on how to adapt or modify treatments based on a patient’s changing needs to achieve better outcomes. These strategies mimic real-life clinical, public health, socio-behavioral, social work, educational and other professional practice.
SMARTs (sequential, multiple-assignment randomized trials) are used to develop evidence-based effective and efficient adaptive interventions. The application of SMART designs requires knowledge of its components, implementation, and analysis.
Researchers in all fields who are interested in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their intervention strategies can benefit from learning more about this study design.