Optimization of Behavioral, Biobehavioral, and Biomedical Interventions

Advanced Topics

  • Linda M. Collins
  • Kari C. Kugler

Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Megan E. Piper, Tanya R. Schlam, David Fraser, Madeline Oguss, Jessica W. Cook
    Pages 23-45
  3. Inbal Nahum-Shani, John J. Dziak
    Pages 47-87
  4. Daniel Almirall, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Lu Wang, Connie Kasari
    Pages 89-120
  5. Daniel E. Rivera, Eric B. Hekler, Jennifer S. Savage, Danielle Symons Downs
    Pages 121-173
  6. Kari C. Kugler, John J. Dziak, Jessica Trail
    Pages 175-205
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 295-301

About this book


Behavioral, biobehavioral, and biomedical interventions are programs with the objective of improving and maintaining human health and well-being, broadly defined, in individuals, families, schools, organizations, or communities.  These interventions may be aimed at, for example, preventing or treating disease, promoting physical and mental health, preventing violence, or improving academic achievement.  

This book provides additional information on a principled empirical framework for developing interventions that are more effective, efficient, economical, and scalable.  This framework is introduced in the monograph, "Optimization of Behavioral, Biobehavioral, and Biomedical Interventions: The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST)" by Linda M. Collins (Springer, 2018).  The present book is focused on advanced topics related to MOST.   The chapters, all written by experts, are devoted to topics ranging from experimental design and data analysis to development of a conceptual model and implementation of a complex experiment in the field. Intervention scientists who are preparing to apply MOST will find this book an important reference and guide for their research.  Fields to which this work pertains include public health (medicine, nursing, health economics, implementation sciences), behavioral sciences (psychology, criminal justice), statistics, and education. 


Behavioral and biobehavioral interventions BBI Intervention Adaptive intervention Statistical analysis for behavioral sciences Factorial experiments Experimental design

Editors and affiliations

  • Linda M. Collins
    • 1
  • Kari C. Kugler
    • 2
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityThe Methodology CenterUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityThe Methodology CenterUniversity ParkUSA

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