Shawna N. Smith

Shawna N. Smith

Shawna N. Smith is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Medical School and the Institute for Social Research Quantitative Methods Program. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation, the Michigan Program for Value Enhancement, and the Data Science for Dynamic Decision Making lab. Dr. Smith is a health services researcher and implementation scientist. Her research focuses on using innovative experimental methods for improving access to evidence-based care through development of implementation interventions that encourage behavior change and evidence-based practice uptake. Dr. Smith also works in mobile health, and is a co-author of several key papers on just-in-time adaptive interventions JITAI) in mobile health. As an applied methodologist, Dr. Smith regularly teaches workshops on two innovative methods for informing adaptive interventions—sequential multiple-assignment randomized trial (SMART) and micro-randomized trials (MRT). Dr. Smith’s work has been funded by the US National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Institute for Education, and numerous foundations. In addition to teaching with GSERM, Dr. Smith has been an instructor with the ICPSR Summer Program since 2012.