Funded Research Archive

Our research efforts center on understanding individual- and community-level factors that influence health behavior choices and developing ways to encourage positive behavior change.

6/19/14
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) program was developed to provide caregivers with tools to increase their self-care and confidence. This study explores a program to train minority communities in Western New York on the PTC techniques and why the program has been a challenge to implement.
6/19/14
By understanding how individuals think about and make decisions regarding health behaviors, we can develop more effective ways of encouraging behavior changes.
6/19/14
Co-investigator Gregory G. Homish, PhD, collaborated with UB’s Research Institute on Addictions to examine the association between heavy drinking and aggression in samples of adult, intimate couples.
6/19/14
Using cell phones and interactive voice response technology, R. Lorraine Collins, PhD, is examining the separate and simultaneous use of malt liquor and marijuana among young adults.
6/19/14
A clinical trial conducted will compare the effectiveness of two long-acting opioids—methadone and buprenorphine—on the treatment of chronic pain in patients with existing addictions.
6/19/14
This study seeks to determine if exercise serves as a positive alternative to regular marijuana use among 18-25 year olds. The findings will help develop secondary prevention strategies to reduce substance-abuse risk.