Postdoctoral Success Stories

Cory A. Crane, PhD

Cory A. Crane, PhD

RIA Postdoctoral Associate 2012-2014

Current position

Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
WNY Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Academic Profile

Dr. Crane’s research focuses on the intersection of violent interpersonal behavior and addiction. His primary research involves developing and evaluating brief or adjunctive interventions that meet individualized needs to increase treatment compliance and reduce recidivism rates among recently adjudicated partner violence perpetrators. His lab also is involved in basic research efforts to elucidate proximal moderators of the relationship between alcohol use and partner violent behavior using survey, experimental, meta-analytic, and ecologically valid, daily reporting methodologies among understudied and high functioning populations of interest, including moderate to heavy social drinkers, military veterans, deaf and hard of hearing individuals, female perpetrators, and relationship dyads.


“My training at RIA allowed me to gain additional perspective from experts working in all areas of addiction research, establishing productive collaborative relationships with Maria Testa, Kenneth Leonard and other postdoctoral associates that have continued into the next stage of my career. RIA provided ample time and flexibility to work on related manuscripts and conference presentations that made me much more competitive for a junior faculty position upon completion of the training program. My mentors encouraged me to pursue advanced training in multilevel modeling, providing data ideal to practice these skills and produce high impact, peer reviewed research. Working with mentors who have achieved consistent funding for decades, I received exceptional didactic and experiential exposure to the grant process that has helped me transition into an independent program of research. RIA offers a rare training experience with a depth and breadth of exposure to addictions research that is unparalleled as well as mentors who are devoted to the career development of junior researchers.”