Welcome to the Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology (HABIT) research group. We design, develop, test, and disseminate technology-delivered interventions for health behavior change. Our goals are to develop and test technologies to help one million people quit smoking, eat healthy and lose weight.
Bricker, J.B., Mull, K.E., Sullivan, B.M., Forman, E.M.
Efficacy of telehealth acceptance and commitment therapy for weight loss: a pilot randomized clinical trial.
Bricker, J.B., Watson, N.L., Mull, K.E., Sullivan, B.M., Heffner J.L. Efficacy of Smartphone Applications for Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Bricker, J.B., Watson, N.L., Heffner, J.L., Sullivan, B.M., Mull, K.E., Kwon, D., Westmaas, J.L., Ostroff, J. A Smartphone App Designed to Help Cancer Patients Stop Smoking: Results From a Pilot Randomized Trial on Feasibility, Acceptability, and Effectiveness.
CNN | By Megan Marples | July 21, 2021
Five actions to take when you want to quit smoking. Read the full article in CNN here to see Dr. Bricker's interview.
Hutch News Stories | By Diane Mapes | March 31, 2021
Successful pilot study uses acceptance and commitment phone therapy to help people lose weight; new $3.7M grant will launch full-scale trial. Learn more about the WeLNES program.
GeekWire | By Lisa Stiffler | Sept. 28, 2020
The iCanQuit app developed by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is nearly four times more effective at helping smokers quit than the average success rate for those trying to kick cigarettes. Read the full article in Geekwire here.
KUOW NPR| By Kim Malcom & Andy Hurst | Oct. 5, 2020
If you're among the nearly 14% of Americans who smoke, but haven't yet been successful at quitting, the iCanQuit app study says smokers using the app had 1.5 times more success in quitting compared to another popular app called QuitGuide.
Cancer Health | By Diane Mapes | July 17, 2020
Smoking can be a source of shame and treatment complications for cancer patients, but Dr. Bricker's HABIT Group researchers can help them quit with new app Quit2Heal. Read about the Quit2Heal app study.