Jesse Dallery, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Dr. Jesse Dallery
Department of Psychology
University of Florida
PO Box 112250
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-273-2182


Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Research Area

Behavioral pharmacology of nicotine in animal and human laboratories, addiction, translational research on nicotine and smoking, contingency management for smoking cessation, integrating technology with treatments for substance abuse, mathematical models of operant behavior and choice, matching theory.


1990 B.A. in Psychology, University of New Hampshire
1995 M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Emory University
1999 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Emory University
1999-2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Current Research

I study the interplay between decision-making, nicotine, and cigarette smoking, using animal and human laboratory models. I have linked this work with innovative behavioral treatments to promote smoking abstinence and other pro-health behaviors.  I am also interested in how nicotine affects stimuli associated with drug and non-drug reinforcers, the so-called conditioned reinforcers.

My focus on decision-making has led to several innovations to promote healthy choices, particularly the choice to abstain from cigarettes.   A behavioral intervention known as contingency management, in which incentives are provided based on objective evidence of abstinence, has been successful in treating substance abuse. For this work we developed a novel, Internet-based contingency management intervention. Results from several studies, including an ongoing randomized, outpatient trial, suggest that the intervention is both feasible and efficacious in initiating smoking abstinence.  I am interested in extending my technology-based intervention to underserved and high-risk individuals. I, along with my collaborators, completed a small clinical trial applying the intervention to smokers living in rural Appalachia.  I am also working with a research group at the Ohio State University to adapt the treatment to adolescent smokers. Our goal is to decrease the cost of the technology-based treatment, while increasing its sustainability to promote long-term abstinence.

Recent Publications

Kurti. A., Dallery, J. (2014). Effects of exercise on craving and cigarette smoking in the human laboratory. Addictive Behaviors, 39,1131-1137.

Dallery, J., Kurti, A., & Erb, P. (2014). A new frontier: Integrating behavioral and digital technology to promote health behavior. The Behavior Analyst. DOI: 10.1007/s40614-014-0017-y

Dallery, J., & Raiff, B. R. (2014). Optimizing behavioral health interventions with single-case designs: From development to dissemination. Journal of Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, and Research, 10.1007/s13142-014-0258-z

Meredith, S. E., Jarvis, B. P., Raiff, B. R., Rojewski, A., Kurti, A., Cassidy, R. N., Dallery, J. (2014). The ABCs of incentive-based treatment in health care: a behavior analytic framework to inform research and practice. Psychology Research and Behavior Management. http://

Dallery, J., Raiff, B. R., & Grabinski, M. (2013). Internet-based contingency management to promote smoking cessation: A randomized, controlled study. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46. 750–764 doi:10.1002/jaba.89

Meredith, S. E., Robinson, A., Erb, P., Spieler, C., Klugman, N., Dutta, P., & Dallery, J. (2013). A mobile-phone-based breath carbon monoxide meter to detect cigarette smoking. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16, 766-773.

Marsch LA, Dallery J. (2012). Advances in the psychosocial treatment of addiction: the role of technology in the delivery of evidence-based psychosocial treatment. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 35:481-93.

Cassidy RN, Dallery J. (2012). Effects of economy type and nicotine on the essential value of food in rats. J Exp Anal Behav. 97:183-202.

Dallery, J., & Raiff, B. R. (2012). Monetary-based consequences for drug abstinence: Methods of implementation and some considerations about the allocation of finances in substance abusers.  American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 38:20-29.