RIA Seminar Series
The Functional and Clinical Significance of Drug Craving
The UB Research Institute on Addictions presents Stephen T. Tiffany, Ph.D. professor at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York where he is the Chair of the Department of Psychology. Dr. Tiffany has published over 100 articles and book chapters on the processes of drug craving, the etiology of drug dependence, adolescent drug use, and the interaction of biological and psychological factors in the control of addictive behaviors. He has been the recipient of 14 major research grants from the federal government and private foundations for his research on drug dependence. Dr. Tiffany was awarded the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in 1993 for his research on the etiology of addictive processes. He is on the editorial boards of several journals and has served on several NIH scientific review panels. Currently, he is a regular member of the NIH Study Section - Risk, Prevention, and Intervention for Addictions (RPIA). Dr. Tiffany's craving work focuses on understanding the role of drug craving in addiction. Dr. Tiffany has also done research on the variables that regulate the development of addiction in young cigarette smokers. In addition, he conducts basic animal and human research on the processes that motivate addictive behavior. Dr. Tiffany’s most recent work continues his interest in combining modern behavioral sciences with scientific and technological advances in other fields such as toxicology, information technology, and engineering.