Jennifer Tidey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Research Profile

Jennifer Tidey, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. She has been working at Brown’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies since 1999. She got her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Tufts University, outside of Boston, MA, and then spent several years doing research at Harvard and at the University of Vermont before coming to Brown. She has spent most of her career doing research to try to figure out why people with mental illnesses are especially prone to smoking and have such a hard time quitting. She also works on studies that test new medications and behavioral methods of treating tobacco and other drug dependence in a wide variety of adults and adolescents.

Dr. Tidey spent her childhood in northern Illinois and her high-school years in southern California before coming east in the early 80’s to go to college. She has two teen-aged kids, so she spends most of her free time making sure they do their homework.

When she has real free time, she enjoys doing yoga, playing her viola in a community orchestra, and traveling.