Dr. Bethany R. Raiff, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Bethany R. Raiff, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rowan University, a Dean’s Fellow for Research and Graduate Affairs in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Director of the Health and Behavioral Integrated Treatments (HABIT) laboratory, and she is an Investigator at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College. Dr. Raiff received her PhD in Psychology, with an emphasis in Behavioral Pharmacology, from the University of Florida in 2008. Dr. Raiff’s primary research activities involve developing and testing behavioral economic interventions for promoting smoking abstinence, medication adherence, and other health behavior. Some of Dr. Raiff’s current projects involve: (1) evaluating a videogame-based smoking cessation intervention for delivering virtual incentives contingent on objective evidence of smoking abstinence in adult smokers, (2) increasing adherence with medication assisted treatment among people with opioid use disorder recruited in an emergency department bridge program, (3) exploring strategies to measure and increase demand for physical activity in sedentary adults, (4) developing and testing a remotely delivered smoking cessation intervention for people with schizophrenia that combines financial incentives with acceptance and commitment therapy, (5) pilot testing a remotely delivered, financial incentive intervention for young adult electronic cigarette users, and (6) evaluating the reinforcer pathology theory among individuals with opioid use disorder. Previous research has involved evaluating novel interventions for promoting adherence with blood glucose testing among adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. Dr. Raiff has received a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health and from Rowan University to conduct this important research. When Dr. Raiff is not conducting research, or chasing her kids, she enjoys exercise, trying new cuisines, listening to good music, reading (for fun), and visiting the numerous museums and cultural events that are available in Philadelphia and the surrounding area.