HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY (HABIT)

Welcome to the Health And Behavioral Innovations in Technology (HABIT) Group



OUR RESEARCH

We design, develop, test, and disseminate techology-delivered interventions for health behavior change.

 

OUR GOALS

Goal 1: Develop & Test Technologies to Help 1 Million People Quit Smoking.

Goal 2: Develop & Test Technologies to Help 1 Million People Eat Healthy and Lose Weight.

 

 

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News and Features

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KUOW Radio's Ross Reynolds talks with Dr. Bricker about apps that claim to help users overcome addiction. Listen to the full interview.

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Dr. Bricker awarded a 5-year grant to test popular quit smoking app. Read the Seattle Times article, and learn more about the iCanQuit app.

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Learn about how Fred Hutchinson psychologists Dr. Jonathan Bricker and Dr. Jaimee Heffner became app developers to help people kick addictions in GeekWire's Health Tech Podcast. See if you are eligible to participate in our iCanQuit study to test the app itself.

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Smoking can be a source of shame and treatment complications for cancer patients, but Dr. Bricker's HABIT Group researchers can help them quit. Read the full article in Hutch News, and read about the new Quit2Heal study on our Research page.

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Dr. Bricker's smartphone app SmartQuit, now part of 2Morrow's "2MorrowQuit" app for behavior change, can triple a smoker's chance of successfully quitting. Read the full GeekWire article.

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Dr. Jonathan Bricker offers five tips for making resolutions stick, using behavior-change approach Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help people cope with addictions and harmful behaviors. See Dr. Bricker's tips and video in Hutch News.

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Jonathan Bricker nominated for Geekwire’s Geek of the Year Award for his innovative set of quit smoking technology interventions based on acceptance and mindfulness therapy. Read the full article in the Huffington Post.