Current Research

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

12/12/19
Researchers will examine the impact of alcohol and fluctuating levels of self-control on incidents of intimate partner aggression.
12/13/19
In the last decade, the HIV prevention field has witnessed a distinct shift, with emphasis on biomedical strategies to supplement behavioral interventions. One of these approaches is the use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), co-formulated antiretroviral medications taken to reduce the risk of HIV infection.
12/12/19
The main goal of the CARE Study is to understand who parents/caregivers of pediatric cancer patients turn to for social support and how their support experiences shape family outcomes.
11/26/19
We are identifying why people are uncertain about their risk for common illnesses (e.g., colon cancer, diabetes) and ways to reduce this uncertainty.
6/9/20
This study will compare patient outcomes for an Opioid Intervention Court vs. Traditional Drug Court.
11/26/19
This study will explore social and behavioral determinants of HIV testing and uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among young men who have sex with men in Western New York.
12/5/19
Operation: SAFETY is a longitudinal research study which will examine the health and well-being of U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard Soldiers and their partners.
11/26/19
To maximize its prevention potential, the public health impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) requires an approach that will lead to: 1) large-scale adoption among eligible populations and 2) identification of current gaps among prescribers. 
12/5/19
The Veggie Van study is a research evaluation of mobile markets to determine if they can increase access to healthy food and is designed to help understand the best strategies for running mobile produce markets. The Veggie Van Study team works with partner organizations in several states to start or expand mobile produce market programs and evaluate their impact on lower-income and underserved communities.