Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
Judson Brewer, MD, Ph.D. is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University. He was formerly with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and was a Research Affiliate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. He researches the field of habit change and the science of self-mastery, with nearly 20 years of combined experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including a digital therapeutics platform called MindSciences, app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety (goeatrightnow.com, unwindinganxiety.com, cravingtoquit.com). He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters; trained U.S. Olympic coaches; and has been featured on 60 Minutes, TED (4th most viewed talk of 2016, with 10+ Million views), Time Magazine (top 100 new health discoveries of 2013), Forbes, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera (documentary about his research), Businessweek, and 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.