|Susan A. Murphy|
|Born||April 16, 1958|
|Alma mater||B.S., Louisiana State University, 1980 (Mathematics), Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1989 (Statistics)|
|Employer||University of Michigan|
|Organization||The Methodology Center, Penn State|
|Known for||Applying statistical methods to clinical trials of treatments for chronic and relapsing medical conditions|
Susan Allbritton Murphy (born April 16, 1958) is an American statistician. She is the H.E. Robbins Professor of Statistics & Professor of Psychiatry, at the University of Michigan. She won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship. In 2015 she gave the Bradley Lecture at the University of Georgia. In 2016, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Biography and career
She is developing "new methodologies to evaluate courses of treatment for individuals coping with chronic or relapsing disorders ... Murphy’s Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) is a means for learning how best to dynamically adapt treatment to each individual’s response over time. Using SMART, clinicians assess and modify patients’ treatments during the trial, an approach with potential applications in the treatment of a range of chronic diseases—such as ADHD, alcoholism, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS, and cardiovascular disease—that involve therapies that are regularly reconsidered and replaced as the disease progresses.
- Susan Murphy's home page
- Susan Murphy — MacArthur Foundation
- "National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected". Retrieved 2016-05-05.
- Berman, Laura (2013-09-30). "U-M statistician's real-world work wins her $625K genius grant". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
- Susan Murphy, Ph.D. | The Methodology Center