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Jonathan B. Bricker, PhD

Member at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

“The secret to self-control is to give up control...”

Dr. Bricker uses humor and everyday experiences to explain the challenges of addiction. His work includes finding ways to make acceptance and commitment therapy available to more patients through technology-based platforms, such as telephone coaching, websites, and apps.

He and his team have received over $14 million in NIH research funding. Currently, their research projects include:

  • Randomized Trial of an Innovative Smartphone Intervention for Smoking Cessation
  • Telephone-Delivered Acceptance Therapy for Smoking Cessation
  • Web-Delivered Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Smokers with Bipolar Disorder
  • Randomized Trial of Web-Delivered Acceptance Therapy for Smoking Cessation
  • Tobacco Use and Alcohol Misuse Among Participants of the Millennium Cohort  Study

Professional Highlights

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, 2003

MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, 1999

BA, Psychology & English, University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Affiliate Professor, University of Washington

Director, Tobacco and Health Behavior Science Research Group

Senior Editor, Addiction

Member, Community Level Health Promotion Study Section at NIH Center for Scientific Review

TEDx Speaker, “Secret to Self Control

Previous Sessions

Monday, May 22, 2017

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for smoking cessation

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Web-delivered and smartphone app-delivered ACT for smoking cessation