2015 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series


Susan A. Murphy
Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The 2015 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series was held on May 11-12, 2015. This year’s speaker and award recipient was Susan A. Murphy, H.E. Robbins Distinguished University  Professor of statistics and professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Murphy received her doctorate in statistics from UNC-Chapel Hill. She was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow for her work in designing the Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial, or SMART.


All lectures were held in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Memorial Auditorium, 0001 Michael Hooker Research Center, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Two lectures were presented on Monday, May 11 and one lecture on Tuesday, May 12 as follows:
Lecture 1: May 11 10:00-11:00 am – Micro-randomized Trials in Mobile Health
Lecture 2: May 11 2:00-3:00 pm – Assessing Moderation and Delayed Effects in Mobile Health
Lecture 3: May 12 10:00-11:00 am -An Actor-Critic Algorithm for Optimizing a Mobile Health Intervention

The biostatistics department’s annual lecture series honors the first chair of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Biostatistics Department, Dr. Bernard G. Greenberg, who later served with distinction as dean of the School of Public Health from 1972 to 1982.

For more information, contact Betsy Seagroves, 919-966-7254