R. Lorraine Collins


R. Lorraine Collins


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.

Contact Information

327 Kimball Tower

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6951

Fax: (716) 829-6040



R. Lorraine Collins is a psychologist who has conducted NIH-funded addictions research for decades. The focus of her research has included: 1) emerging and young adults substance (alcohol, marijuana) use; 2) cognitive and behavioral approaches to the conceptualization, prevention, and treatment of addictive behaviors; 3) psycho-social issues (e.g., gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status) related to substance use and misuse; 4) research methods that use technology (e.g., ecological momentary assessment, smart phone apps) for assessment and intervention; 5) high-risk behaviors (e.g., intimate partner aggression, condom use) related to substance use.


  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • PhD, Psychology, Rutgers University, New Jersey
  • Clinical Internship, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • MS, Psychology, Rutgers University, New Jersey
  • BA, Psychology, First Class Honours, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Public Health Association 
  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • Research Society on Marijuana