Jalie Tucker, Ph.D.

Jalie Tucker, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Department of Health Education and Behavior
College of Health and Human Performance
University of Florida
Florida Gym, Room 5C
P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611-8210
Phone: (352) 294-1812
Email: jaliet@ufl.edu
Website: Department of Health Education & Behavior Profile


Professor, Department of Health Education and Behavior, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida
Director, Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research, University of Florida


B.S., Psychology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
M.A., Clinical Psychology (Minor: Statistics), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (Minor: Alcohol Dependence), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Clinical Psychology Internship, Department of Clinical Psychology University of Florida
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Research Interests

Dr. Tucker has 30 years of extramurally funded research guided by behavioral economics on substance misuse and related risk behaviors, including HIV/AIDS, using community-dwelling and treatment populations. Funding sources have included awards from NIAAA, NIDA, CDC, and SAMSHA/CSAT. Recent projects are aimed at informing risk reduction and prevention strategies with problem drinkers attempting natural recovery, rural substance users living with HIV/AIDS, and disadvantaged emerging adults. She has contributed to 3 books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters and was named the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Researcher in the UAB School of Public Health. She has served as assistant/associate editor or editorial board member for numerous scientific journals and is a Fellow of six American Psychological Association (APA) Divisions (General Psychology [1], Clinical Psychology [12], Behavior Analysis [25], Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse [28], Health Psychology [38], Addiction Psychology [50]) and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society.

Dr. Tucker’s extensive service leadership includes chairing both the APA Board of Scientific Affairs and the Board of Professional Affairs; serving as the first elected President of the Division on Addiction Psychology (50); and 4 terms as Division 50 Representative to the APA Council of Representatives. She received three awards for distinguished service to Division 50, including the Division Medal of Honor for exceptional and sustained service to Division 50 – Addictions, 1993-2012, and the 2015 award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology from Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology).


  • Tucker, J. A. (2018). Fulfilling the promise of choice architecture interventions for addictive, behaviors, Addiction, 113, 1175–1177. DOI: 10.1111/add.14148
  • Tucker, J. A., Chandler, S. D., & Cheong, J. (2017). Role of choice biases and choice architecture in behavioral economic strategies to reduce addictive behaviors. In N. Heather & G. Segal (Eds.), Addiction and choice: Rethinking the relationship. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. (pp. 346-364)
  • Tucker, J. A., Cheong, J., & Chandler, S. D. (2016). Selecting communication channels for substance misuse prevention with at-risk emerging adults living in the Southern United States. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 25, 539-545.
  • Tucker, J. A., Cheong, J., Chandler, S. D., Lambert, B. H., Pietrzak, B., Kwok, B., & Davies, S. L. (2016). Prospective analysis of behavioral economic predictors of stable moderation drinking
    among problem drinkers attempting natural recovery. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40, 2676–2684. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13245
  • Tucker, J. A., Cheong, J., Chandler, S. D., Lambert, B. H., Kwok, H., & Pietrzak, B. (2016). Behavioral economic indicators of drinking problem severity and initial outcomes among problem drinkers attempting natural recovery: A cross-sectional naturalistic study. Addiction, 111, 1956- 1965. DOI: 10.1111/add.13492
  • Tucker, J. A., Simpson, C. A., Chandler, S. D., Borch, C. A., Davies, S. L., Kerbawy, S. J. S., Lewis, T. L., Crawford, M. S., Cheong, J., & Michael, M. (2016). Utility of Respondent Driven Sampling to reach disadvantaged emerging adults for assessment of substance use, weight, and sexual behaviors. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27, 194-208. DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2016.0006
  • Tucker, J. A., Cheong, J., Chandler, S. D., Crawford, M. S., & Simpson, C. A. (2015). Social networks and substance use among at-risk emerging adults living in disadvantaged urban areas in the southern United States: A cross-sectional naturalistic study. Addiction, 110, 1524-1532