Currently Funded Research Projects

The following list shows CRIA’s continued success in securing grants and financial support for its valuable research projects. The dedication of CRIA scientists and their grantsmanship efforts have made this research possible. This section briefly describes each scientist’s individual projects as well as the funding sources and the amounts dedicated to each project.

4/10/19
Bass
The project will study certain brain neurons to determine potential strategies to prevent relapse
into cocaine addiction.
11/13/18
Bradizza | Stasiewicz | Lucke | Coffey | Gulliver
Researchers will study the effectiveness of Affect Regulation Treatment (ART) as an intervention for people with alcohol use disorders.
11/13/18
Chang | Barrick | Griswold | Dermen | Elze | Janikowski | Austin-Ketch | Campbell-Heider
This project will train graduate students to provide empirically supported, team-based addictions prevention and treatment services in integrated behavioral health-primary care settings located in underserved Western New York communities.
4/10/19
Colder
This project will study the role of internalizing problems (e.g., anxiety and depression) and social context (e.g. peers, parents) on the development of substance use in adolescents.
11/13/18
Chang | Dermen | Nisbet | Campbell-Heider | Casucci | Loomis | Moss
The grant aims to integrate behavioral health into primary care services within the Seneca Nation Health System, thereby increasing access to mental health and substance abuse screening and treatment.
2/20/19
Dermen
This project will improve public health by developing a theory-based, web-delivered intervention to promote healthy behavior in dental patients.
4/10/19
Dietz
This grant will investigate the role of activin signaling in the brain’s hippocampus (HPC) in cue-induced cocaine seeking following both acute and prolonged drug abstinence.
4/10/19
Dietz
Researchers will study how chronic cocaine use changes neurobiological functions in the brain, in hopes to identify possible pharmaceutical therapies to combat addiction.
2/20/19
Epstein | Eiden | Kong
This study will examine the effect of a two-year music enhancement intervention program on altering infants’ food motivation compared to motivation for alternative reinforcing activities.
11/13/18
Eiden | Nickerson | Lucke | Ostrov | Godleski | Schuetze | Wieczorek
This study will examine developmental pathways to violence, victimization and substance use in adolescents exposed to high levels of community violence.
11/13/18
Grewen | Eiden
Researchers will study the effects of prenatal cocaine and other drug exposures including opiates on the development of infant brain connections during the first year of life.
2/20/19
Eiden | Thanos
Researchers will address the large public health problem of comorbid use of tobacco and cannabis during pregnancy.
2/20/19
Haj-Dahmane
Researchers will study how prenatal alcohol exposure alters the function of the brain's serotonin system.
11/13/18
Hequembourg | Livingston | Collins
In this study, researchers will examine sexual identity differences in the mechanisms associated with sexual assault.
4/10/19
Homish
This research will examine the impact of never being deployed and separation from the military on substance use outcomes for both soldiers and their spouses.
4/10/19
Hone
This research will test alcohol’s effects on men’s perception of sexual interest from women and women’s perception of risk for sexual assault.
2/20/19
Leonard | Elkin
This project will create an integrated database of the Client Data System of the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and NYS Medicaid records to determine the risk of opioid/benzodiazepine use and misuse for patients with alcohol use disorder.
8/29/19
Leonard | Collins | Homish
This grant funds a postdoctoral training program for scientists planning a career in addictions research.
4/10/19
Li
This research explores the potential therapeutic value of Trace Amine Associated Receptor 1 (TAAR 1) agonists for nicotine addiction.
4/11/19
Meyer
This study will use animal models of alcohol drinking to determine under which conditions nicotine enhances alcohol intake.
4/11/19
Morris
The goal of this study is to identify the means to treat overdoses of the drug GHB (γ-Hydroxybutyrate), also known as the “date rape drug.”
11/13/18
O’Connor | Bradizza
This project will assess whether removing ventilation from cigarette filters lowers cigarette product appeal among smokers.
4/11/19
Park
The study will help define the role of the olfactory tubercle (OT) in mediating substance use disorder-related neurochemical and behavioral phenomena and will provide more effective therapeutic targets.
4/11/19
ReadColder
Researchers will examine the ways in which women may enter into and navigate high risk contexts and activities (routine risk activities) that are known to be associated with sexual assault.
4/11/19
Read | Livingston
This study seeks to develop and complete a preliminary test of a brief intervention designed to prevent sexual assault (SA) among college women.
11/13/18
Richards | Lucke | Meyer
Researchers will explore the link between addiction and various behaviors, such as response to novelty, sustained attention, reaction time and preferences for rewards. 
11/13/18
Rychtarik | Danaher | McGillicuddy | Barrick
Researchers will continue to develop and assess a web-based program to help women learn essential coping skills for living with a partner who has an alcohol abuse disorder.
2/20/19
Shen
The study will investigate if prenatal alcohol exposure leads to immature neurodevelopment of the medial prefrontal cortex, a brain region controlling executive function.
11/13/18
Stasiewicz | Bradizza | Dermen | Lucke
This grant will explore a number of tailored treatment approaches to determine which works best for people in relation to their drinking behavior prior to seeking help.
11/13/18
Stasiewicz | Bradizza | Lucke
This five-year study will research how an individual’s change in alcohol use prior to beginning treatment predicts success during and after a treatment program.
11/13/18
Testa | Livingston
This developmental research seeks to expand upon an existing approach to reduce college drinking as a way of preventing sexual victimization
11/13/18
Testa | Leonard | Collins
Researchers will examine the impact of alcohol and fluctuating levels of self-control on incidents of intimate partner aggression.
11/13/18
Thanos  | Haj-Dahmane
This translational study will look at the role of fatty acid binding proteins in the brain’s endocannabinoid system, particularly in the mechanisms controlling reward and addiction, to identify new potential targets for drug therapies to fight addiction.
11/13/18
Thanos | Hajnal
Researchers will investigate the potential neurological causes of increased propensity for alcohol use disorders by individuals who have undergone gastric bypass surgery.