Bethany Raiff, Ph.D.

Bethany Raiff, Ph.D.

Bethany Raiff, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Bethany Raiff, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Contact Info
856-256-4500 ext. 5-3782
Robinson Hall 116H



BA (Psychology), University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
MS (Psychology), University of Florida
PhD (Psychology), University of Florida

Research Expertise:
Technology | Health | Behavior Analysis | Behavioral Economics | Substance Use Disorders

My primary research activities involve developing and testing the integration of technological innovations with behavioral interventions for promoting drug abstinence and other health behavior.

I am exploring mobile and video game-based interventions to promote smoking abstinence in adult smokers. In addition, I have investigated novel approaches to increasing adherence with recommended medical regimens, as well as physical activity, particularly among individuals diagnosed with diabetes. My research can be understood within the framework of Behavioral Economics, with a particular focus on delay discounting and immediate incentives for healthy behavior. In the past, I have conducted pre-clinical basic research investigating the effects of nicotine on responding for environmental stimuli to identify why nicotine dependence is so difficult to treat.

Honors and Awards:
President-Elect for Division 25 of the American Psychological Association
APA Division 25 B.F. Skinner New Researcher Award (Applied)
University of Florida Pioneer Award
SABA Experimental Analysis of Behavior Fellowship

Member of:
Association for Behavior Analysis International
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
American Psychological Association - Division 25 & 26

Recent Academic Projects:
*Inspired: A smartphone videogame-based smoking cessation intervention
*Increasing MOUD Engagement with Contingency Management among Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder
*Mobile smoking cessation intervention for individuals diagnosed with a schizophrenia-spectrum disorder
*Understanding and promoting vaping abstinence

Recent Publications:

Kirby, K.C., Dwyer, M.J., Burrows, C., Fife, D.A., Bresani, E., Tabit, M., Raiff, B.R. (in press). Beliefs related to Healthcare Incentives: Comparison of Substance Abuse Treatment Providers, Medical Treatment Providers, and a Public Sample. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Raiff, B.R., Burrows, C.+, Dwyer, M.+ (2020). Behavior Analytic Approaches to the Management of Diabetes Mellitus: Current Status and Future Directions. Behavior Analysis in Practice., Online First, DOI:; (link to article:

Nastasi, J.A.+, Shepphard, R.D.+, Raiff, B.R. (2020). Token-Economy-Based Contingency Management Increases Daily Steps in Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Behavioral Interventions, 35, 315-324. DOI: 10.1002/bin.1711

Burrows, C.+, Dallery, J., Kim, S.J., & Raiff, B.R. (2020). Validity of a Functional Assessment for Smoking Treatment Recommendations Questionnaire. Psychological Record, 70, 215-226. DOI:

Dallery, J., Raiff, B.R., Grabinski, M., Marsch, L. (2019). Technology-based contingency management in the treatment of substance-use disorders. Perspectives on Behavior Science, epub

Raiff, B.R., Fortugno, N., Scherlis, D.R., Rapoza, D. (2018). Mobile-Game to Support Smoking Cessation: Prototype Assessment. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Serious Games, 6(2): e22, April - June. DOI: 10.2196/games.9599

Raiff, B.R., Arena, A+., Meredith, S.E., Grabinski, M.J. (2017). Feasibility of a Mobile Group Financial-Incentives Intervention Among Pairs of Smokers with a Prior Social Relationship. The Psychological Record, 67, 231-239. DOI: 10.1007/s40732-017-0238-z