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Experts by Field: Human Behavior and Psychology

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

12/5/16

Daniel Antonius

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Expertise: terrorism, violence, aggression, CTE and behavior, mental health and the legal system

Phone: 716-898-5290

Email: danielan@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.

12/7/16

Richard D. Blondell

Vice Chair for Addiction Medicine

Expertise: addiction, substance abuse, opioids

Phone: 716-816-7237

Email: blondell@buffalo.edu

1/10/17

Susan K. Cahn

Professor of History

Expertise: transgender athletes, gender and sexuality in sports, homophobia in sports, women’s history, feminist theory, history of chronic illness, history of mental illness

Phone: 716-645-8418

Email: cahn@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

11/29/17

Lora Cavuoto

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Expertise: ergonomics, occupational safety and health, fatigue monitoring, worker quality of life

Phone: 716-645-4696

Email: loracavu@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

R. Lorraine Collins

Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: substance abuse, malt liquor and marijuana use, drinking restraint, smoking, women's issues

Phone: 716-829-6951

Email: lcollins@buffalo.edu

10/31/17

Catherine Cook-Cottone

Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

Expertise: yoga, mindfulness, embodied self-regulation, eating disorders, anxiety-based disorders

Phone: 716-645-1128

Email: cpcook@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

12/8/16

Steven L. Dubovsky

Professor and Chair of Psychiatry

Expertise: trauma, depression, mood disorders, psychosis, psychosomatic medicine

Phone: 716-898-5940

Email: dubovsky@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Charles P. Ewing

Professor of Law

Expertise: crime, psychology of crime, forensic psychology, criminal trials, murder trials, insanity defense, death penalty, juvenile law, sex offenders

Phone: 716-645-2770

Email: cewing@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Torin J. Finver

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Expertise: addiction, substance abuse, opioids

Phone: 404-468-1579

Email: torinfin@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Gary A. Giovino

Professor and Chair of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: tobacco use, risk factors for nicotine addiction, smoking cessation, effect of exercise and nutrition on smoking cessation

Phone: 716-829-6953

Email: ggiovino@buffalo.edu

12/14/16

Melanie Green

Associate Professor of Communication

Expertise: persuasion, power of narrative, storytelling, online friendships, trust and deception online

Phone: 716-645-1508

Email: mcgreen2@buffalo.edu

12/5/16

Susan Green

Co-director of the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care

Expertise: trauma, trauma-informed care in organizations and service delivery systems

Phone: 716-645-1249

Email: sagreen@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Emily Grijalva

Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

Expertise: narcissism, gender, leadership, counterproductive work behavior

Contact: Emily Grijalva can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or mgt-pr@buffalo.edu.

12/6/16

Timothy P. Janikowski

Associate Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

Expertise: counselor education, clinical supervision, counselor competencies and ethics; vocational rehabilitation counseling; substance abuse

Phone: 716-645-1122

Email: tjanikow@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Lynn T. Kozlowski

Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior

Expertise: smoking, e-cigarettes, nicotine addiction, tobacco policy, FDA regulations on nicotine products, tobacco use

Phone: 716-829-6770

Email: lk22@buffalo.edu

7/25/17

Richard L. Lamb

Associate Professor and Director of the Neurocognition Science Laboratory

Expertise: educational technology, virtual reality/augmented reality, cognition and learning

Phone: 716-645-4057

Email: rllamb@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

12/8/16

G. James Lemoine

Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

Expertise: gender and leadership; leadership and motivation; servant leadership; creativity and innovation; managing under volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA)

Contact: G. James Lemoine can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or mgt-pr@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

12/6/16

Charles Lindsey

Associate Professor of Marketing

Expertise: consumer behavior, advertising, marketing strategy and research, brand loyalty, serving and package sizes

Contact: Charles Lindsey can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or mgt-pr@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

Lora Park

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: self, self-esteem, motivation, interpersonal processes

Phone: 716-645-0228

Email: lorapark@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Michael J. Poulin

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: empathy, human generosity, stress, caregiving

Phone: 716-645-0518

Email: mjpoulin@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Wendy Quinton

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise: prejudice, stigma, social identity, Native American mascots

Phone: 716-645-0230

Email: wquinton@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

12/8/16

Amy Reynolds

Associate Professor, Department of Counseling

Expertise: multicultural issues, college student mental health

Phone: 716-645-1112

Email: alr24@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

David Schmid

Associate Professor of English

Expertise: popular culture, cultural studies, celebrity, crime, manhood, the monstrous, contemporary British and American fiction, American literary and cultural treatments of the city

Phone: 716-645-0679

Email: schmid@buffalo.edu

12/6/16

Mark Seery

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: stress, coping

Phone: 716-645-0239

Email: mdseery@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Monica Stephens

Assistant Professor of Geography

Expertise: mapping social phenomena, volunteered geographic information (VGI), Big Data, social media, gender and technology, gender and the Internet, digital divides

Phone: 716-645-0499

Email: mgstephe@buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Henry Louis Taylor Jr.

Director of the Center for Urban Studies

Expertise: urban development, housing, gentrification, distressed neighborhoods, shrinking cities, race and class, U.S.-Cuba relations

Phone: 716-829-5458

Email: htaylor@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

12/6/16

Paul Tesluk

Dean and Professor of the School of Management

Expertise: team design and organizational effectiveness, leadership development, organizational change and innovation

Contact: Paul Tesluk can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or mgt-pr@buffalo.edu.

12/7/16

Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos

Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions

Expertise: addiction; reward pathways in the brain; addictive disorders including drug abuse, alcoholism and obesity 

Phone: 716-881-7520

Email: pthanos@ria.buffalo.edu

12/7/16

John M. Violanti

Research Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Expertise: police stress, health and suicide, PTSD

Phone: 716-829-5367

Email: violanti@buffalo.edu

12/7/16

Kimberly S. Walitzer

Deputy Director of the Research Institute on Addictions

Expertise: alcoholism, nicotine addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, anger management 

Phone: 716-887-2494

Email: walitzer@ria.buffalo.edu

12/8/16

Hilary Weaver

Co-director of the Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute

Expertise: Indigenous populations, Native Americans, refugees, cultural competence in the helping professions

Phone: 716-645-1226

Email: hweaver@buffalo.edu