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Jalie Tucker, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Department of Health Education and Behavior
College of Health and Human Performance
University of Florida
FLG Room 5, Stadium Road, P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611-8210
Phone: 352.392.0583
FAX: 352.392.1909
email: jaliet@ufl.edu

Position

Professor and Chair
Department of Health Education and Behavior
College of Health and Human Performance
University of Florida

Director, Center for Digital Health and Wellness
University of Florida
FLG Room 250, Stadium Road, P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352.294.1636
FAX: 352.392.1909
Web: cdhw.hhp.ufl.edu

Research Area

Behavioral economics of addictive behaviors

Education

1975: B.S., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (Psychology)

1977: M.A., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (Clinical Psychology; minor statistics)

1979: Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (Clinical Psychology; minor alcohol dependence)
1979-80: Clinical Psychology Internship, Department of Clinical Psychology University of Florida
1998: M.P.H., 
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Current Research Focus

Current studies involve applied behavioral economic research on how people change established patterns of impulsive and harmful health behaviors, including alcohol misuse and related risk behaviors (e.g., sexual practices, other drug use). This work integrates public health and clinical perspectives on behavior change strategies that span formal health care and natural helping resources (e.g., social networks) and often involves telehealth applications with community-dwelling at-risk populations.

Recent Publications

Tucker, J. A., Roth, D. L. Huang, J., Crawford, M. S., & Simpson, C. A. (2012). Effects of IVR self-monitoring on natural resolution of drinking problems: Utilization and behavioral economic factors. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 686-698. PMCID: PMC3364333

Schroder, K. E. E., Tucker, J. A., & Simpson, C. A. (2013). Telephone-based self-change modules help stabilize early natural recovery in problem drinker. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 902-908.

Tucker, J.A., Simpson, C. A., Huang, J., Roth, D. L., & Stewart, K. A. (2013). Utility of an Interactive Voice Response system to assess anti-retroviral pharmacotherapy adherence among substance users living with HIV/AIDS in the rural South. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27, 280-286. doi: 10.1089/apc.2012.0322

Cheong, J., Tucker, J. A., Simpson, C. A., & Chandler, S. D. (2014). Time horizons and substance use among African American youths living in disadvantaged urban areas. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 818–823. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.12.016

Tucker, J. A., Chandler, S. D., & Cheong, J. (in press). Role of choice biases and choice architecture in behavioural economic strategies to reduce addictive behaviours. In N. Heather & G. Segal (Eds.), Addiction and Choice. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.