Jonathan Bricker

Dr. Jonathan Bricker is an internationally recognized scientific leader in a bold approach called acceptance and commitment therapy. A Stanford researcher called his use of the approach “a breakthrough in behavioral research [that] has major public health implications for the major causes of preventable death.”

A recipient of $10 million in total federal research grants to study this topic, Bricker and his team are rigorously testing this intervention on multiple platforms, including smartphone apps, websites, and telephone coaching. His SmartQuit app for quitting smoking was recently licensed to a technology company, which will distribute it worldwide.

Bricker is a faculty member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington. He has published more than 50 scientific articles, serves as a senior editor for the prestigious journal ADDICTION, and is a fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and English from University of California, Berkeley and master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Washington. Hundreds of media outlets have covered his research, including The New York Times, Washington Post.


Jonathan Bricker

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