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Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor



Primary Affiliation:
Butler Hospital

Board Certified: Yes

Gender:  Male


Education: Washington University School of Medicine
Internships: Yale University School of Medicine
Residencies: Yale University School of Medicine

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This physician and/or research investigator does not schedule private appointments with patients. Patients are treated as part of being admitted to one of Butler Hospital’s inpatient, partial or outpatient programs; researchers recruit for specific studies through a screening process. If seeking services, please call 1 (844) 401-0111 for an assessment and information on options for care.


Jud Brewer, MD, PhD, is an internationally known addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has developed app-based mindfulness training tools for behavior change such as smoking, overeating, and anxiety ( He is the Director of Research and Innovation at Brown University's Mindfulness Center and associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical School. Dr. Brewer specializes in using mindfulness training to help with stress, emotional overeating, smoking cessation, anxiety, and is licensed to prescribe buprenorphine or individuals with opioid use disorder. His work has been featured on 60 Minutes, at (4th most viewed talk of 2016 with over 10 million views), in Time magazine, Forbes, NPR and the BBC among others. He is the author of, The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bas habits (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017). You can follow him on Twitter @judbrewer.

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