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Rina Das Eiden

Senior Research Scientist at the University at Buffalo Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions


Parental substance abuse and its effects on children; fetal alcohol spectrum disorder; children’s social-emotional development

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Rina Das Eiden, PhD, is an expert on the prenatal and postnatal consequences of alcohol, cocaine and cigarette use by parents.

Eiden can provide media with insight on the effects of prenatal substance use on children, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), along with the long-term effects of parental substance abuse on children’s behavior.

Her current research projects follow families with various levels of prenatal and postnatal parental substance use to study long-term effects from the prenatal period to adolescence. She recently partnered with UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention for a study examining violence, victimization and substance abuse among high-risk youth.

Her work has appeared in a top-tier psychology, addictions and child development journals. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology).


Rina Das Eiden, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions
Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo