Shawna Smith

University of Michigan


Shawna Smith is a Research Investigator at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments with the departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine (General Medicine) at the Medical School, and with the Quantitative Methods Program at the Institute for Survey Research. Her work focuses on developing models and methods for evaluating and encouraging organizational change in healthcare policy and health services research settings. She is currently working on several federally-funded grants, including a cluster-randomized trial of adaptive implementation strategies at 80 community-based practices in Michigan and Colorado; an evaluation of risk-adjustment models used in Medicare’s value-based payment programs; and HeartSteps, the first NIH-funded mobile health intervention to include micro-randomized intervention components for optimizing intervention delivery. Shawna also teaches with the Global School of Empirical Research Methods and lectures on adaptive interventions and methods related to adaptive intervention construction.