Faculty Research Interests

Our faculty’s diverse research interests positively impact our local and global communities.

R. Lorraine Collins.

327 Kimball Tower

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.

sarah heavey.

301 Kimball

Phone: (716) 829-6752

scheavey@buffalo.edu

Director of MPH Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
School of Public Health and Health Professions

Research Topics: Substance use and misuse; opioid overdose, suicide, mental health; harm reduction; social network influences.

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 Tower

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.

jessica kruger.

319 Kimball

Phone: (716) 829-6748

Fax: (716) 829-6040

jskruger@buffalo.edu

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

Research Topics: Consumption and addictive behaviors; health behavior decision-making;pedagogy in Public Health.

Lucia A. leone.

333 Kimball Tower

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.

333 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-6953

Fax: (716) 829-6040

lucialeo@buffalo.edu

Yibin Liu.

314 Kimball

Phone: (716) 829-6955

Fax: (716) 829-6040

yibinliu@buffalo.edu

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

Research Topics: Dietary and behavioral interventions to improve nutritional status and health; disparities among food-insecure populations; impact of policy intervention and nutrition education; dietary assessment and dietary pattern; community-based participatory research.

314 Kimball

Phone: (716) 829-6955

Fax: (716) 829-6040

yibinliu@buffalo.edu

Heather Orom.

304 Kimball Tower

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; evaluating the application of health behavior theory across cultural contexts; determinants of prostate cancer treatment decision making and wellbeing in survivorship; psychosocial adaptation to environmental disasters.

304 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-6682

Fax: (716) 829-6040

horom@buffalo.edu

Sarahmona Przybyla.

305 Kimball Tower

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.