Welcome to the Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (TREHD) Research Group. The primary focus of our research is improving treatment for tobacco-related health disparities groups — including people with mental health conditions and Veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) — by testing new treatment content (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and behavioral activation) and increasing treatment accessibility through high-reach delivery modalities of telephone, web and mobile.
Heffner J.L., Watson, N.L., McClure, J.B., Anthenelli, R.M., Hohl, S., Bricker, J. "I smoke like this to suppress these issues that are flaws of my character": challenges and facilitators of cessation among smokers with bipolar disorder.
Heffner, J.L., Mull, K.E., McClure, J.B., Bricker, J.B. Positive affect as a predictor of smoking cessation and relapse: does it offer unique predictive value among depressive symptom domains?
Bricker, J.B., Mull, K.E., McClure, J.B., Watson, N.L., Heffner, J.L. Improving the quit rates of web-delivered interventions for smoking cessation: Long term results from a full scale randomized trial.