Space is limited, so you must register for this talk at the MAA site. Registration is already open; go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013CHMurphy to register.
Abstract: Imagine you are a child with ADHD. Wouldn't you like your doctors to periodically adapt your treatment to your unique—and ever-changing—condition? ... This lecture will explain how a randomized clinical trial design (Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial or SMART) is being used to develop adaptive interventions—protocols that systematize sequential decision-making that is key to effective treatment of health problems. Examples include a study of children with ADHD.