European Health Psychology Society Conference
Susan A. Murphy, PhD
Digital Interventions provide support to individuals in their every-day life. Examples of these interventions include suggestions about how to be more active in their current setting, different types of reminders to perform self-care behaviors such as taking prescribed medications, motivational messages and reinforcements for positive behaviors. The interventions may be delivered via a wearable or other smart device. While digital interventions provide much promise in terms of providing support when and where-ever support is needed, these interventions can cause treatment burden resulting in disengagement. Thus it is critical to learn whether and in which settings, it is most effective to deliver the interventions. In this talk we discuss “micro-randomized trials” and how they can be used to improve digital health interventions and an artificial intelligence method, “reinforcement learning” and how it might be used to personalize digital health interventions.