Jonathan B. Bricker, PhD

Member, Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division
Affiliate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Washington

Education

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, 2003.
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, 1999.
BA, Psychology & English, University of California, Berkeley, 1997.

Research Focus

Dr. Bricker’s research focuses on the development and testing of innovative interventions for health behavior change. With over $14 million in NIH research funding, he and his team are conducting randomized clinical trials of acceptance and commitment therapy interventions for smoking cessation.  Technology-based platforms of intervention delivery include telephone coaching, websites, and smartphone apps.  He is also developing a separate line of research focusing on innovative behavioral approaches to weight loss.

Current Studies

2015-2020
Project Title: Randomized Trial of an Innovative Smartphone Intervention for Smoking Cessation
Source of Support: NIH/National Cancer Institute
Grant Type: R01 CA 192849
Role: Principal Investigator
Goal: To compare the effectiveness of a smartphone-delivered ACT application against a smartphone-delivered US Clinical Practice Guidelines application in a fully powered RCT (N = 1622). Aims include testing cost effectiveness.

2015 to 2020             
Project Title:   Telephone-Delivered Acceptance Therapy for Smoking Cessation

Source of Support: NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
Grant Type: R01 DA 038411
Role:  Principal Investigator
Goal: To compare the effectiveness of telephone-delivered ACT against traditional cognitive behavioral therapy for smoking cessation intervention in a fully powered RCT (Target N = 1168).  

2015 to 2018
Project Title: Web-Delivered Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Smokers with Bipolar Disorder
Source of Support: NIH/National Cancer Institute
Grant Type: R34 DA 040119
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Jaimee Heffner, PhD)
Goal: To develop, usability test, and conduct a pilot randomized trial of an ACT cessation website for smokers with bipolar disorder.

2013 to 2018 
Project Title:   Randomized Trial of Web-Delivered Acceptance Therapy for Smoking Cessation
Source of Support: NIH/National Cancer Institute
Grant Type:  R01 CA 166646
Role: Principal Investigator
Goal: To compare the effectiveness of web-delivered ACT against the NCI’s web-delivered Smokefree.gov smoking cessation intervention in a fully powered RCT (Target N = 2552).  

2012 to 2017   
Project Title: Tobacco Use and Alcohol Misuse Among Participants of the Millennium Cohort  Study
Source of Support:  US Department of Veterans Affairs
Grant Type: VA’s R01 Equivalent (ZDA1-04-W10)
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Edward Boyko, MD)
Goal: As part of a 21-year longitudinal study of 150,000 young adult military personnel, evaluate the role of pre-deployment, deployment, separation, and comorbid biopsychosocial risk factors that prospectively predict the incidence, persistence, and relapse of tobacco use and alcohol misuse. 



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Contact Information

Phone
(206) 667-5074
Fax
(206) 667-5977
Email
Additional contact

Mail Stop M3-B232

For questions or information
Genevieve Meyer
Phone: (206) 667-4341
gmeyer@fredhutch.org