Daniel Almirall, Ph.D.

Daniel AlmirallResearch Assistant Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Affiliate, The Methodology Center

Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
426 Thompson Street, Suite 2204
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2321

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Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2007 (Statistics)
M.A., University of Michigan, 2002 (Statistics)
B.S., University of Florida, 2000 (Mathematics)

Research Interests & Collaborations

I work in two related areas. First, I am interested in the application of study designs, in particular sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trials (SMARTs), and the development of statistical methods that can be used to form adaptive interventions. In this area, I work with Susan Murphy and Inbal Nahum-Shani.

I am interested in extending and applying methods for causal inference using longitudinal data sets in which treatments, covariates, and outcomes are time-varying. This includes methods for the analysis of intensive longitudinal data in mHealth. My collaborators on these projects include Susan Murphy, and Bethany Bray.

As part of the Institute for Social Research, I participate in a wide variety of social science and treatment/intervention research. I am particularly interested in mental health (depression, sleep disorders), obesity, and substance abuse, especially as related to children and adolescents. 

Recent Grants

Adaptive Interventions for Minimally Verbal Children With ASD in the Community
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, R01 HD073975
2012-2017; Role: Site PI (PI: Connie Kasari)

Improving Mental Health Outcomes: Building an Adaptive Implementation Strategy
National Institute of Mental Health, R01 MH099898
2014-2018; Role: Investigator (PI: Amy Kilbourne)

Improving TWANG as a Research Tool for Addiction Researchers
National Institute on Drug Abuse, R01 DA034065
2013-2016; Role: Subaward PI (PI: Beth Ann Griffin)