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Experts by Expertise: Children and Parenting

For help reaching an expert on deadline, please contact UB's media relations team at 716-645-6969 or ub-news@buffalo.edu.

12/7/16

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: childhood obesity, children’s eating habits, infant and child behavior and development  

Contact: Stephanie Anzman-Frasca can be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu.

11/1/17

Claire E. Cameron

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: early childhood education, childhood development, educational psychology, classroom management

Phone: 716-645-4075

Email: cecamero@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Rina Das Eiden

Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions

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

Phone: 716-887-3350

Email: eiden@ria.buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Jenifer Lawrence

Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration

Expertise: grief counseling, clinical implications and treatment of child, adolescent and adult grief and loss, suicide prevention

Phone: 716-645-1353

Email: jlawrenc@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Kenneth E. Leonard

Director of the Research Institute on Addictions

Expertise: alcohol, substance abuse and aggression; effects of substance use on marriage, families and relationships; interpersonal (domestic) violence; medical and recreational marijuana; prescription painkillers  

Phone: 716-887-2566

Email: leonard@ria.buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Patricia Logan-Greene

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: violence and victimization, juvenile justice, adverse childhood experiences, prevention of problem behaviors, forensic social work

Phone: 716-645-1533

Email: pblogang@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Amanda Nickerson

Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

Expertise: school violence, bullying prevention and intervention, parent and peer relationships, assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders

Phone: 716-645-1532

Email: alberticenter@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Jamie Ostrov

Professor of Psychology

Expertise: subtypes of aggression and victimization, developmental psychopathology, media effects on children, peer relationships, applied developmental psychology

Phone: 716-645-3680

Email: jostrov@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Deborah Raines

Associate Professor of Nursing

Expertise: pregnancy, labor and delivery, maternal and newborn care

Phone: 716-829-5790

Email: draines@buffalo.edu

6/23/17

Pavani Kalluri Ram

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health; Co-Director, UB Community of Excellence for Global Health Equity

Expertise: public health consequences of natural disasters, global health inequities, child survival and mortality, handwashing

Phone: 716-829-5380

Email: pkram@buffalo.edu

10/24/17

Maria Runfola

Professor of Learning and Instruction

Expertise: music education, technology and music learning, multimodality, children’s singing voices

Phone: 716-645-4028

Email: runfola@buffalo.edu

10/26/17

Margaret Sallee

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Expertise: university work environment, work/family policies, work/life balance, faculty diversity, gender on college campuses, graduate student experience

Phone: 716-645-1091

Email: mwsallee@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Annette Semanchin Jones

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: child welfare, foster care, child protection services

Phone: 716-645-1862

Email: amsemanc@buffalo.edu

5/1/17

Jennifer L. Temple

Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: caffeine use among kids, energy drinks, obesity

Phone: 716-829-5593

Email: jltemple@buffalo.edu

11/8/17

X. Christine Wang

Director of the Fisher-Price Early Childhood Research Center

Expertise: early childhood development and learning, technology in early childhood, early literacy and science, early education in international contexts

Phone: 716-645-2379

Email: wangxc@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Xiaozhong Wen

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: diet and health in infants and young children, origins of obesity, smoking cessation during pregnancy

Phone: 716-829-6811

Email: xiaozhon@buffalo.edu