Behavioral Economics and Public Health: Audio recording now available

This conference call provides a great primer on public health and behavioral economics.  Dr. Jalie Tucker discusses how behavioral economics can advance the next generation of interventions for substance misuse and related risk behaviors by combining elements of individual-level interventions with dissemination concepts and strategies pioneered in public health.

Dr. Tucker was the first elected President (1993-94) of our Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology).  She is a clinical psychologist with public health experience, has 30 years of funded research on substance misuse guided by behavioral economics. She has contributed to 3 books, over 100 articles and book chapters, and served as assistant/associate editor or editorial board member for numerous journals. She chaired the American Psychological Association Board of Scientific Affairs and Board of Professional Affairs.  She is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida, Gainesville and Director of the UF Center for Digital Health and Wellness.

We know you will enjoy Dr. Tucker’s conference call, recorded on Friday, December 4.  Dr. Tucker and colleagues have recently written a chapter on the Role of Choice Biases and Choice Architecture in Behavioral Economic Strategies to Reduce Addictive Behaviors. For a copy of this chapter, click here.

This was the third call in our Visiting Scholar Series. Whether you are a student, post-doc, or faculty member, these recordings will provide you with a valuable perspective on the topics of choice biases, choice architecture, and behavioral economics. These Conference Calls generally take place on the last Friday of the month at noon (CST; 1 p.m. EST). Please join us!

Bruce S. Liese, PhD, ABPP
Chair, SoAP Membership Committee

For more information about our conference calls or any other APA Division 50 membership issues, contact Bruce Liese, PhD, Division 50 Membership Chair (

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