Bethany Raiff

  • 1192 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research interests

Research Expertise: 
Technology | Health | Behavior Analysis | Behavioral Economics

My primary research activities involve developing and testing the integration of technological innovations with behavioral interventions for promoting drug abstinence and other health behavior.

I am exploring mobile and video game-based interventions to promote smoking abstinence in adult smokers. In addition, I have investigated novel approaches to increasing adherence with recommended medical regimens, as well as physical activity, particularly among individuals diagnosed with diabetes. My research can be understood within the framework of Behavioral Economics, with a particular focus on delay discounting and immediate incentives for healthy behavior. In the past, I have conducted pre-clinical basic research investigating the effects of nicotine on responding for environmental stimuli to identify why nicotine dependence is so difficult to treat.

Honors and Awards:
APA Division 25 B.F. Skinner New Researcher Award (Applied)
University of Florida Pioneer Award
SABA Experimental Analysis of Behavior Fellowship

Member of:
Association for Behavior Analysis International
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 
American Psychological Association

Recent Academic Projects:
*Up from the Ashes: A computer videogame-based smoking cessation intervention
*Breathe Free: A smartphone videogame-based smoking cessation intervention

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, doctorate

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor

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Reward Medicine & Life Sciences
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contingency Social Sciences

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Projects 2012 2018

Research Output 2003 2019

  • 1192 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Review article
1 Citation (Scopus)

Technology-Based Contingency Management in the Treatment of Substance-Use Disorders

Dallery, J., Raiff, B. R., Grabinski, M. J. & Marsch, L. A., Sep 1 2019, In : Perspectives on Behavior Science. 42, 3, p. 445-464 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Substance-Related Disorders
Alcohol Abstinence
Pharmaceutical Preparations
3 Citations (Scopus)

A mobile game to support smoking cessation: Prototype assessment

Raiff, B. R., Fortugno, N., Scherlis, D. R. & Rapoza, D., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 20, 6, e11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smoking Cessation
Carbon Monoxide
Mobile Applications
4 Citations (Scopus)

Feasibility of a Mobile Group Financial-Incentives Intervention Among Pairs of Smokers With a Prior Social Relationship

Raiff, B. R., Arena, A., Meredith, S. E. & Grabinksi, M. J., Jun 1 2017, In : Psychological Record. 67, 2, p. 231-239 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Monoxide
19 Citations (Scopus)

Nationwide access to an internet-based contingency management intervention to promote smoking cessation: a randomized controlled trial

Dallery, J., Raiff, B. R., Kim, S. J., Marsch, L. A., Stitzer, M. & Grabinski, M. J., May 1 2017, In : Addiction. 112, 5, p. 875-883 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smoking Cessation
Carbon Monoxide
Randomized Controlled Trials
Confidence Intervals
17 Citations (Scopus)

Blunted striatal response to monetary reward anticipation during smoking abstinence predicts lapse during a contingency-managed quit attempt

Sweitzer, M. M., Geier, C. F., Denlinger, R., Forbes, E. E., Raiff, B., Dallery, J., McClernon, F. J. & Donny, E. C., Mar 1 2016, In : Psychopharmacology. 233, 5, p. 751-760 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corpus Striatum
Tobacco Use Disorder
Smoking Cessation