Daniel Almirall is a Research Assistant Professor in the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus. His current methodological research interests lie in the broad area of causal inference, and he is particularly interested in methods for causal inference using longitudinal data sets in which treatments, covariates, and outcomes are all time-varying. He is also interested in developing statistical methods that can be used to form adaptive interventions, sometimes known as dynamic treatment regimes. He also works with clinical scientists and behavioral health researchers to design sequential multiple assignment randomized trials (SMARTs). SMARTs are randomized trial designs that give rise to high-quality data that can be used to develop and optimize adaptive treatment strategies.