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Judson Brewer, MD, PhD


Jud Brewer, MD, PhD (“Dr. Jud”) is a New York Times best-selling author and thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery,” who blends over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training and a career in scientific research. He is passionate about understanding how our brains work, and how to use that knowledge to help people make deep, permanent change in their lives – with the goal of reducing suffering in the world at large.

Dr. Brewer is the director of research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, where he also serves as an associate professor at the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at Brown University. Additionally, he is the chief medical officer at Sharecare, a digital health company, and a research affiliate at MIT.

As a psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Dr. Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for anxiety, emotional eating, and smoking. Based on the success of these programs in the lab, he co-founded MindSciences, Inc. – acquired by Sharecare in 2020 – to create app-based digital therapeutic versions of these programs for a wider audience, working with individuals, corporations, and health systems to put effective, evidence-based behavior change guidance in the hands of people struggling with unwanted behaviors and “everyday addictions.”

Dr. Brewer has published numerous peer-reviewed studies, trained U.S. Olympic athletes and coaches, foreign government ministers and corporate leaders. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, among others.

He is the author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love, Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017) and Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind (Avery/Penguin Random House, 2021).

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Judson Brewer has employment relationships with Brown University, Sharecare Inc., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He receives funding from Tiny Blue Dot Foundation, the NIH, and Richard King Mellon Foundation. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Brewer is a grant reviewer for NIH NIMH: Special Emphasis Panel ZMH1 ERB-D (02) R and the NIH SBIR/STTR Study Section ZRG1 RPHB-Z(10). He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Judson Brewer serves as an associate editor for Frontiers in Psychology. He is a reviewer for several publications, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.

Bessel A. van der Kolk's 29th Annual Trauma Conference: Main Conference Day 1


Faculty:
Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Elizabeth Warner, EdM, PsyD |  Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, FRCPC |  Stephen Porges, PhD |  Richard C. Schwartz, PhD |  Matthew Sanford |  Sherain Harricharan, PhD |  Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Duration:
6 Hours 42 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 01, 2018
Product Code:
POS054310
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$219.99 - Standard

Innovations in Psychotherapy


Faculty:
Daniel J. Siegel, MD |  Monnica T Williams, PhD |  Judson Brewer, MD, PhD |  Bessel van der Kolk, MD |  Kenneth Carter, PhD, ABPP |  Susan Johnson, EdD |  Deborah Dana, LCSW, LICSW |  Kathleen M. Chard, PhD |  ....
Duration:
37 Hours 7 Minutes
Copyright:
Nov 09, 2020
Product Code:
CRS001423
Media Type:
Online Course
Price:
$399.99 Standard - $1,889.74

Tapping into our Brains to Break Anxiety Cycles and Other Habits


Faculty:
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
Duration:
1 Hour 18 Minutes
Copyright:
Dec 04, 2020
Product Code:
POS057615
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$59.99 - Standard

The Unwinding Anxiety Card Deck

60 Science-Based Strategies to Break Cycles of Worry and Fear

Author:
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD |  Mitch Abblett, PhD
Copyright:
2021
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2021
Product Code:
PUB087010
Additional Format:
Card Deck
Media Type:
Books
Price:
$19.99 - Standard

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