BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Michael Frone, PhD, senior research scientist
at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has
been named a Fellow of the Society of Addiction Psychology, which
represents Division 50 of the American Psychological Association
Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA members who have
shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions in the
field of psychology.
Frone received Fellow status in APA’s Division 14, the
Society for Industrial and Organization Psychology, in
“To be elected a Fellow of the APA, a scientist must
achieve national standing and recognition of his or her
work,” said Kenneth Leonard, director of the Research
Institute on Addictions. “Dr. Frone’s research has been
at the forefront of his field, and his Fellow status is very
Frone is the author of “Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in
the Workforce and Workplace,” an authoritative look at
substance abuse on the job and among workers.
Published by APA this year, Frone’s book reviews more than
30 years of research on workforce and worksite alcohol and drug use
and challenges many commonly held beliefs about this issue.
For example, Frone shows that current research fails to support
a significant link between workers’ drug or alcohol use and
worker productivity, and also fails to show that drug testing and
employee assistance programs deter substance use. Frone suggests
that these relations require further study within the context of a
more sophisticated model.
A nationally recognized expert on employee health and substance
use, Frone is the co-editor of “The Psychology of Workplace
Safety” and the “Handbook of Work Stress.” He has
conducted or collaborated on several NIH-funded national surveys
and has published numerous book chapters and journal articles
dealing with organizational behavior and management, psychology and
sociology of health, and alcohol and drug use.
Frone received his doctorate from UB and has been with the
Research Institute on Addictions since 1986.
RIA is a research center of the University at Buffalo and a
national leader in the study of alcohol and substance abuse issues.
RIA’s research programs, most of which have multiple year
funding, are supported by federal, state and private foundation
grants. Located on UB’s Downtown Campus, RIA is a member of
the dynamic Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and helps promote
UB’s strategic focus on research initiatives.