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R. Lorraine Collins

Associate Dean for Research in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions

R. Lorraine Collins smiling on the UB campus

Areas of expertise: Substance abuse, malt liquor and marijuana use, drinking restraint, smoking, women's issues

R. Lorraine Collins, PhD, is a psychologist and professor of community health and health professions. For two decades, she studied as a senior scientist at UB’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) before joining the School of Public Health and Health Professions as associate dean for research in 2008. Collins’ research interests include cognitive and behavioral approaches to the conceptualization, prevention and treatment of addictive behaviors, particularly among emerging and young adults. Examples of projects funded by the National Institutes of Health include a study examining risk factors in alcohol abuse, and a study on drug use and problem behaviors in minority youth.


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