Erika L. Bloom

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Behavioral/Social Scientist
Boston Office


Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of South Florida; M.A. in clinical psychology, University of South Florida; A.B. in psychology, Brown University


Erika Litvin Bloom is a behavioral/social scientist at RAND Corporation. Her research has focused primarily on tobacco and other substance use, including behavioral treatment development and the relationship between tobacco use and weight. She also has broad interests in increasing effectiveness, access to, and uptake of substance use treatment; digital health; and health behavior change theory and processes. In recent projects, she developed and tested a distress tolerance treatment for women who are concerned about gaining weight after quitting smoking and a contingency management treatment targeting prevention of weight gain after smoking cessation.

Previous Positions

Assistant Professor (Research), Alpert Medical School of Brown University