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Judson Brewer M.D., Ph.D.


Judson Brewer, MD, Ph.D. is an addiction psychiatrist, neuroscientist and New York Times best-selling author (Unwinding Anxiety). He 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 is also the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare Inc. He researches the field of habit change and the science of self-mastery, with over 25 years of combined experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein, Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including app-based digital therapeutic treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety (,, 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 16+ Million views), The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, 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 New York Times best-seller, Unwinding Anxiety (Avery/Penguin Random House 2021) and The Craving Mind: From cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits (Yale Univ. Press 2017). You can follow him on twitter @judbrewer.

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