Dr. Jud Brewer

Director of Research and Innovation, Mindfulness Center; Associate Professor at Brown University and 1 other company
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Jud Brewer, MD, PhD (“Dr. Jud”) is a New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, addiction psychiatrist, and thought leader in the field of habit change. He is the director of research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, where he also serves as an associate professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the School of Public Health. He is the executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare, a digital health company and a research affiliate at MIT. Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. He is the author of “Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind” and “The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love, Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits”.

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  • "If we spend all of our time worrying, it’s like turning our engine on, putting our car in neutral, slamming on the gas and wondering why we don’t go anywhere."

    30 March 2022
  • "The working memory part of our brain can only hold a few pieces of information at once. Think of it like a computer, where there is a limited amount of RAM. Once that RAM gets filled up, the computer slows down."

    30 March 2022
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