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.

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.
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.
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.
11/13/18
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.
11/13/18
Leonard | Collins
This grant funds a postdoctoral training program for scientists planning a career in addictions research.
11/13/18
O’Connor | Bradizza
This project will assess whether removing ventilation from cigarette filters lowers cigarette product appeal among smokers.
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.