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Quit Guru would like to acknowledge and thank those who contributed both directly and indirectly to our efforts to help people regain their freedom from addictive substances.

Program development assistance

James Shapiro

Program supervision

Ricky Levin

Data modeling and analysis

Pavel “Big Ben” Zhukovsky

Data modeling and analysis

Vijay Guntur

Algorithm design and validation

Ted Kozlowski

Quality assurance

Research assistance

Samanta Walsch

CBT-based approaches to nicotine addiction treatment

Catherine Jenkins

Smoking cessation with and without assistance

Rachel Moskowitz

Randomized controlled trial assistance

William Soriano

Autonomous motivation for smoking cessation

Xi Zhou

Individual behavioural counselling for smoking cessation

Research references

  1. Webb J, Peerbux S, Smittenaar P, Siddiqui S, Sherwani Y, Ahmed M, MacRae H, Puri H, Bhalla S, Majeed A. Preliminary Outcomes of a Digital Therapeutic Intervention for Smoking Cessation in Adult Smokers: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Ment Health. October 2020, (10):6-7
  2. García-Pazo P, Fornés-Vives J, Sesé A, Pérez-Pareja FJ. Apps for smoking cessation through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. A review. Adicciones. July 2020, 0(0):1431
  3. McClure JB, Bricker J, Mull K, Heffner JL. Comparative Effectiveness of Group-Delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy versus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Smoking Cessation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. March 2020, 22(3):354–362
  4. Coughlin LN, Tegge AN, Sheffer CE, Bickel WK. A Machine-Learning Approach to Predicting Smoking Cessation Treatment Outcomes. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. March 2020, 22(3):415–42
  5. Kim SJ, Chae W, Park WH, Park MH, Park EC, Jang SI. The impact of smoking cessation attempts on stress levels. BMC Public Health. March 2019, 6;19(1)
  6. Patterson F, Grandner MA, Malone SK, Rizzo A, Davey A, Edwards DG. Sleep as a Target for Optimized Response to Smoking Cessation Treatment. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. February 2019, 21(2):139–148
  7. Patrick H, Fujii CA, Glaser DB, Utley DS, Marler JD. A Comprehensive Digital Program for Smoking Cessation: Assessing Feasibility in a Single-Group Cohort Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. December 2018, 18;6(12)
  8. Laude JR, Bailey SR, Crew E, Varady A, Lembke A, McFall D, Jeon A, Killen D, Killen JD, David SP. Extended treatment for cigarette smoking cessation: a randomized control trial. Addiction. August 2017, (8):1451-1459
  9. Spears CA, Hedeker D, Li L, Wu C, Anderson NK, Houchins SC, Vinci C, Hoover DS, Vidrine JI, Cinciripini PM, Waters AJ, Wetter DW. Mechanisms underlying mindfulness-based addiction treatment versus cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care for smoking cessation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. August 2017, 85(11):1029–1040
  10. Kong G, Larsen H, Cavallo DA, Becker D, Cousijn J, Salemink E, Collot D’Escury-Koenigs AL, Morean ME, Wiers RW, Krishnan-Sarin S. Re-training automatic action tendencies to approach cigarettes among adolescent smokers: a pilot study. The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse. 2015, 41(5):425-32

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