RESEARCH FOCUS

Social and Health Consequences of Substance Use and Misuse

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We examine the impact of addiction on interpersonal relationships, the workplace, sexual behavior, aggression and other social and health problems.

Our experts have established lines of research on diverse paths including high school/college gambling and substance use; alcohol and drugs in the workforce/workplace; and aggression, affect, restraint, moods and drinking. Research on women's substance use has expanded into studies about sports, gender and substance use; risky sexual behavior; alcohol-related stressors among sexual minorities; and alcohol, sexual assault and sexually transmitted disease.

Current social and health consequences research

2/20/19
Eiden | Thanos
Researchers will address the large public health problem of comorbid use of tobacco and cannabis during pregnancy.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.