The Health and Behavioral Innovations in Technology (HABIT) Lab team designs, develops, tests, and disseminates technology-delivered interventions for health behavior change, such as apps to help adults quit smoking and teens quit vaping, chatbots for quitting smoking, and telephone coaching for weight loss.
Our goal is to use technology to help people around the country and the world prevent cancer by quitting smoking/vaping, eating healthy, and losing weight. We especially focus on research interventions for people who are underrepresented in prevention research, such as racial/ethnic minorities, teens, and cancer patients. To date, we have helped over 9,400 people reduce their cancer risk through learning and implementing skills for quitting smoking/vaping and weight loss.
Your support is critical to helping us get our interventions out into the world where they can do the most good. Please help us continue this important work by supporting our research with a gift today!
“Philanthropy has been absolutely critical to my research. To date, $1 million dollars in donations have helped me seed research that has yielded over $26 million dollars in Federally-funded clinical trials. Our programs have helped thousands of people quit smoking and lose weight. Our iCanQuit app for quitting smoking has already been downloaded over 40,000 times. We could not have done this without philanthropic donations to seed our newest and boldest ideas.”
- Jonathan Bricker, PhD, professor and researcher, Fred Hutch and UW Medicine