Data & Resources


An Evidence-Based, Behavioral Approach to Behavior Change
2Morrow's programs are based on a wealth of research from around the world that looks at using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, to help people change their lives for the better. ACT is a third-wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model that is especially helpful in dealing with unhelpful or unpleasant thoughts, feelings, or urges. This offers new hope for helping people change health behaviors and improve coping skills and resilience. There are over 200 randomized control trials published on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in a variety of focus areas.


2Morrow Research Collaboration in Progress

2Morrow works with some of the top minds in ACT research and practice. From developing content and reviewing programs to collaborating on clinical research, evidence-based practice is part of our DNA.  Below is a selection of some of our current and past research collaborations. 2Morrow would like to call out Dr Jonathan Bricker and his lab at Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center who introduced us to ACT and is a thought leader on tobacco addiction. Bricker's team created the first version of our smoking cessation app in collaboration with 2Morrow.

  • 2017-2018: App-based Weight program study. A single arm, pilot trial of 2Morrow's ACT-based weight program. Conducted with overweight adults that are part of an Army Medical Center primary care population. Research Partner: Family Medicine Residency, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
  • 2017-2018: App-based Chronic Pain program study. A single arm, pilot trial of 2Morrow's ACT-based chronic pain program. Research Partner: Chronic Pain Researchers at UNM. Recruiting Q4 2017.
  • 2016-2020: SmartQuit app gets $3.1M from National Cancer Institute for large smoking-cessation trial - (Geekwire story.) NIH funded grant to researcher, Jonathan Bricker at Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. 1600 person randomized control trial.
  • 2016-2017: ARMY - Randomized Control Trial of the SmartQuit Smartphone App Plus Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Versus NRT Alone for Tobacco Cessation Study is IRB approved and currently recruiting subjects across JBLM. Family Medicine residency, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Goal N=200.
  • 2016-2017: Study looking at using SmartQuit/2Morrow's Cessation program in a midwest, primary care setting to help smokers quit.

Smoking Cessation Research on 2Morrow's Programs


ACT for Smoking Cessation - Other Research

  • Jonathan B. Bricker, PhD, Terry Bush, PhD, Susan M. Zbikowski, PhD, Laina D. Mercer, MS and Jaimee L. Heffner, PhD, (May, 2014). Randomized Trial of Telephone-Delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Versus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Smoking Cessation: A Pilot Study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Volume 16, Issue 11, Pp. 1446-1454
  • J. Bricker, C. Wyszynski, B. Comstock, JL Heffner, (October, 2013). Pilot randomized controlled trial of web-based acceptance and commitment therapy for smoking cessation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research Issue 15: 1756-64 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25397860
  • Bricker, J.B., Mann, S., Marek, P.M., Liu, J.L., & Peterson, A.V. (2010). Telephone-delivered Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for adult smoking cessation: A feasibility study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12: 454-8.
  • Hernandez-Lopez, M.C., Luciano, C., Bricker, J.B., Roales-Nieto, J., G., & Montesinos, F. (2009). Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for smoking cessation: Preliminary study of its effectiveness in comparison with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23: 723-730.
  • Elizabeth V. Gifford, et al. (2004). Acceptance-Based Treatment for Smoking Cessation. Behavior Therapy 35, 689–705.

ACT for Chronic Pain - Other Research

There are over 20 randomized control trials on ACT for Chronic Pain and the APA gives its highest rating for STRONG RESEARCH SUPPORT.


ACT for Weight Management / Eating Disorders

  • There are over a dozen randomized control trials on weight, eating disorders and related topics (plus other data)
  • State of the ACT Evidence  (links to over 200 studies, papers and more)
  • 2017-2018: App-based Weight program study. A single arm, pilot trial of 2Morrow's ACT-based weight program. Conducted with overweight adults that are part of an Army Medical Center primary care population. Research Partner: Family Medicine Residency, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

ACT for Stress & Anxiety

  • There are over 2 dozen randomized control trials on ACT for Stress and Anxiety 
  • State of the ACT Evidence  (links to over 200 studies, papers and more)

Other Research and Information on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Reading List / Books we like (in progress)

  • Being updated