Robert G. Rychtarik, PhD

Robert G. Rychtarik, 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) 887-2591

Primary Research Areas

Substance abuse treatment outcome research; development and evaluation of coping skill training programs for family members of those with addictive disorders.



Research Agenda

Dr. Rychtarik’s current research focuses on using the web to help partners and family members of people with substance use disorders. In particular, he is evaluating programs using web-based coping skills training and web-coach support for women whose partner has a drinking problem, and developing web-based interventions for family members of those with addictive disorders. In addition, he studies and evaluates different treatment settings for substance use disorders.

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical trial design and implementation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for substance use disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for family members with an addictive disorder