Dr. Bettina Hoeppner is an experimental psychologist who specializes in addiction science. Her work focuses on researching the active ingredients underlying addictive behavior change to enhance the effectiveness of existing and emerging interventions for individuals seeking to overcome problematic substance use. Much of her recent work has focused on the role mHealth technologies play in supporting addictive behavior change. In this area, she and her team examined ‘consumer’ interest in smartphone apps to support behavioral change to quit smoking or quit problematic drinking, conducted mediational work to identify the mechanisms by which text-messaging program confer benefit, and are currently conducting a series of studies to develop a smartphone app to support smoking cessation by leveraging advances made in positive psychology.
Dr. Hoeppner completed her graduate training in statistics and experimental psychology at the University of Rhode Island and her postdoctoral training in addictions at Brown University.