SBM Annual Meeting, Washington, DC - April 27-30, 2011
SBM Annual Meeting, Washington, DC - April 27-30, 2011SBM Annual Meeting, Washington, DC - April 27-30, 2011

Tuesday Workshop Description

From Discovery to Public Health Impact: New Approaches to Developing, Testing & Optimizing Behavioral Interventions
An NIH and SBM sponsored Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
10:00 am  5:45 pm
Fee: Free  Seating is limited

Co-Chairs: Susan Czajkowski, PhD, National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (NHLBI), Patty Mabry, PhD, Office of Behavioral & Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), and Lisa Onken, PhD, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Our ability to improve health-related behaviors, such as physical activity, dietary patterns and adherence to medication, is dependent on increasing our understanding of the fundamental bases of human behavior and translating that knowledge into well-specified and effective interventions. In this Workshop, leading scientists and methodologists with expertise in fields such as qualitative and clinical trials research, adaptive treatment strategies, engineering and systems science approaches will highlight study designs, methods and analytic techniques that can facilitate research on the development, testing and optimization of behavioral interventions.

10:00 am  10:30 am Welcoming Remarks & Introductory Comments
Robert M. Kaplan, PhD (OBSSR), Susan Czajkowski, PhD, Patty Mabry, PhD and Lisa Onken, PhD
10:30 am  11:45 am Models & Methods in Behavioral Intervention Development Research
Susan Czajkowski, PhD
"Proof-of-concept" Studies
Lynda Powell, PhD, Rush University Medical Center
Using Mixed Methods to Design & Optimize Behavioral Interventions
Janey Peterson, PhD, RN, Weill Cornell Medical College
11:45 am  12:15 pm Discussion
12:15 pm  1:15 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15 pm  3:00 pm Optimizing Behavioral Interventions
Chair: Lisa Onken, PhD, NIDA
Using Technology to Develop More Powerful Behavioral Interventions
Bonnie Spring, PhD, Northwestern University
Efficient Designs for Examining the Effects of Individual Intervention Components
Linda Collins, PhD, The Penn State University
The Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART Trial) for Building Adaptive Interventions
Daniel Almirall, PhD, University of Michigan
3:00 pm  3:30 pm Discussion
3:30 pm  3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm  5:00 pm Overview of Systems Science Methodologies: The Power of Modeling
Chair: Patty Mabry, PhD, OBSSR
Using System Dynamics in the Design of Community-level Interventions
Peter Hovmand, PhD, Washington University at St. Louis
Optimized Behavioral Interventions: What Does Dynamical Systems and Control Engineering Have to Offer?
Daniel Rivera, PhD, Arizona State University
5:00 pm  5:30 pm Discussion
5:30 pm  5:45 pm Concluding Remarks
Susan Czajkowski, PhD, Patty Mabry, PhD, and Lisa Onken, PhD