Jaimee Heffner, PhD

Jaimee Heffner, PhD

Assistant Member, Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division

Education

Ohio University, 2005, PhD (Clinical Psychology)
Ohio University, 2002, MS (Clinical Psychology)
Washington and Jefferson College, 1999, BA (Psychology)

Research Focus

  • Tobacco cessation interventions for people with mental health conditions
  • New behavioral treatments (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and methods for intervention delivery (e.g., web sites, smartphone applications) to improve the effectiveness and accessibility of treatment for all tobacco users
  • Behavioral and pharmacological treatments to reduce alcohol use

Current Project

WebQuit Plus: Targeted Online Cessation Program for Smokers with Bipolar Disorder
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding period: 7/01/15-6/30/18
The goal of this project is to develop and pilot test a tailored, web-based smoking cessation intervention for smokers with bipolar disorder based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Led by Dr. Heffner and supported by the National Network of Depression Centers, this multi-site study includes collaborators at Stanford University, the University of Colorado at Denver, and the University of Massachusetts.

Behavioral Activation Smartphone App for Depressed Smokers
Sponsor: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding period: 9/01/16-8/31/17
The aim of this project is to develop and pilot test an app based on principles of behavioral activation for depression to facilitate smoking cessation in mildly to moderately depressed smokers

Randomized Trial of Web-Delivered Acceptance Therapy Smoking Cessation
Sponsor: NIH/NCI, R01 CA 166646-01A1
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Jonathan Bricker)
Funding period: 01/01/13 – 12/31/17
This randomized trial will definitively test a smartphone application-delivered Acceptance & Commitment Therapy intervention for adult smoking cessation. If effective, the smartphone application will provide a cost-effective intervention with maximal population-level impact.

Randomized Trial of Web-Delivered Acceptance Therapy Smoking Cessation
Sponsor: NIH/NCI, R01 CA 166646-01A1
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Jonathan Bricker)
Funding period: 01/01/13 – 12/31/17
The goal of this project is to compare the effectiveness of web-delivered ACT against the NCI’s web-delivered Smokefree.gov smoking cessation intervention in a fully powered RCT (N = 2552).

Randomized Trial of Telephone-Delivered Acceptance Therapy for Smoking Cessation
Sponsor: NIH/NIDA R01 DA 038411
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Jonathan Bricker)
Funding period: 02/01/15-11/30/19
The goal of this study is to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for smoking cessation, both delivered via telephone and in combination with nicotine replacement therapy.

Promoting Smoking Cessation in Lung Cancer Screening Through Proactive Treatment
Sponsor: Department of Veterans Affairs, Merit Review
Role: Co-Investigator/Site Principal Investigator (PI: Steven Zeliadt)
Funding period: 10/01/16 - 9/30/19
This project will implement and test a pragmatic workflow strategy for integrating proactive treatment involving telephone counseling and nicotine replacement therapy into routine lung cancer screening processes in the VHA. The study is a randomized trial among smokers participating in lung cancer screening (n=500) comparing proactive cessation care (PROACT) to passive cessation care using brief intervention on 7-day point prevalence abstinence 6 months after receipt of screening.



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Phone
(206) 667-7314
Fax
(206) 667-5977
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave N, Mailstop M3-B232
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Phone: (206) 667-2428
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