Clara M. Bradizza, PhD

Clara M. Bradizza, PhD.

Senior Research Scientist

Clinical Psychology

Department of Psychiatry
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2532

Primary Research Areas

Factors affecting relapse to substance use among the dually diagnosed; affect regulation treatments for substance use; smoking interventions among pregnant women; and learning factors in substance use.



Research Agenda

Dr. Bradizza’s current research includes projects that span alcohol, tobacco and non-combustible nicotine delivery products. She is currently involved as a multiple principal investigator on a study testing an affect regulation intervention for alcohol use disorders, and has completed a treatment development study of an affect regulation intervention for pregnant smokers. In addition, she is collaborating on two studies investigating the impact of pretreatment change on treatment outcomes and a tailored treatment approach that is responsive to pretreatment change among alcohol dependent individuals. She also is collaborating on a laboratory study investigating the pharmacokinetics of E-cigarettes products among tobacco-using smokers.

Dr. Bradizza maintains a strong interest in developing innovative and efficacious interventions for severely mentally ill individuals who are drug and alcohol dependent.

Areas of Expertise

  • Treatment development for alcohol abuse and smoking cessation
  • Clinical trials research and methodology
  • Treatment of substance abuse among severely mentally ill individuals
  • Tailored treatment approaches for alcohol dependent individuals