Mentors for PhD Students

The following faculty are currently mentoring Community Health and Health Behavior PhD students.

If you are applying to the PhD program, you may want to consider which of these faculty share your research interests. You are welcome to contact the faculty for more information about their current research projects and you can indicate your interest in working with one or more faculty in your personal statement.

  • R. Lorraine Collins.

    327 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-6951

    Fax: (716) 829-6040

    lcollins@buffalo.edu

    Associate Dean for Research
    Professor
    Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
    School of Public Health and Health Professions
    Director, Innovation Lab Buffalo
    Clinical and Translational Science Institute

    Research Topics: Alcohol and marijuana use, especially in emerging and young adults; psychosocial factors (gender, ethnicity) in substance use; use of technology for assessment and intervention.

  • gary a. giovino.

    414 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-6952

    Fax: (716) 829-6040

    ggiovino@buffalo.edu

    SUNY Distinguished Professor
    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
    Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Population research on patterns, determinants and control of tobacco use in adolescents and adults using state, national and international surveys; suboptimal nutrition as a risk factor for the development and maintenance of nicotine addiction; adverse childhood experiences, and nicotine dependence and smoking cessation; lifestyle and environmental factors in health and disease.

  • gregory g. homish.

    310 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-6959

    Fax: (716) 829-6040

    ghomish@buffalo.edu

    Chair
    Professor
    Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Substance use and misuse; social network influences on changes in substance use; impact of substance use on family functioning and health; emergency preparedness, preparation, coordination and training of rural disaster response teams; and mitigation of the impact of disaster response on the health of first responders.

  • Lynn Kozlowski.

    323 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-6770

    Fax: (716) 829-6040

    lk22@buffalo.edu

    Former Dean
    Professor
    Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Behavioral and policy aspects of tobacco use.

  • Lucia A. leone.

    333 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-6953

    Fax: (716) 829-6040

    lucialeo@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Environmental, community, organizational and behavioral interventions to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and encourage appropriate cancer screening; health disparities; food access and local food systems; obesity and cancer prevention.

  • Heather Orom.

    304 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-6682

    Fax: (716) 829-6040

    horom@buffalo.edu

    Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Associate Professor
    Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Understanding and identifying strategies for eliminating health disparities; dimensions of illness risk perception, including uncertainty about risk perception and its implication for health behavior and risk perception measurement; determinants of prostate cancer treatment decision making and wellbeing in prostate cancer survivorship.

    304 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-6682

    Fax: (716) 829-6040

    horom@buffalo.edu

  • Sarahmona Przybyla.

    305 Kimball

    Phone: (716) 829-6750

    Fax: (716) 829-6040

    mona@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Dean, Director of Undergraduate Public Health Programs
    School of Public Health and Health Professions
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Primary and secondary prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; impact of substance use on sexual risk behavior and medication adherence; nonmedical prescription drug use; patient-provider communication; and community-based participatory research.

  • Jennifer L. Temple.

    G01 Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5593

    Fax: (716) 829-3700

    jltemple@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Director, Nutrition and Health Research Laboratory
    Graduate Program Director
    Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
    School of Public Health and Health Professions
    Associate Professor
    Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
    School of Public Health and Health Professions

    Research Topics: Caffeine use among adolescents; exercise and nutrition interactions; factors that influence ingestive behavior and the development of obesity in humans.

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Phone: (716) 829-6692

Email: safrasca@buffalo.edu