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Postdoctoral Program Participants

Current Postdoctoral Associates

Cory A. Crane, PhD

Cory A. Crane, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Clinical Psychology

Phone: (716) 887-2218

Email: ccrane@ria.buffalo.edu

Amy M. Gancarz, PhD

Amy M. Gancarz, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Behavioral Neuroscience

Phone: (716) 887-2570

Email: agancarz@ria.buffalo.edu

Stephanie Godleski, PhD

Stephanie Godleski, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Clinical Psychology

Phone: (716) 887-2488

Email: sgodleski@ria.buffalo.edu

Sarahmona Przybyla, PhD, MPH

Sarahmona Przybyla, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Associate

Public Health

Phone: (716) 887-2496

Email: sprzybyla@ria.buffalo.edu

James P. Rice, PhD

James P. Rice, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Behavioral Neuroscience

Phone: (716) 887-2242

Email: jrice@ria.buffalo.edu

Samara L. Rice, PhD

Samara L. Rice, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Quantitative Psychology & Methodology

Phone: (716) 887-2229

Email: srice@ria.buffalo.edu

Previous Postdoctoral Program Participants

Gina M. Bellavia, PhD, is a research assistant in the UB School of Nursing and also runs her own career coaching business.

Amy L. Brown, PhD, is now with the Department of Psychology of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Amy M. Buddie, PhD, is with the Department of Psychology at Kennesaw State University in Georgia and is collaborating with RIA’s Dr. Kathleen A. Parks on her study of women bar drinkers and risks for HIV.

Felipa T. Chavez, PhD, is now with the Department of Psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla.

Ronda L. Dearing, PhD, has received a NIAAA-funded Scientist Development Award to study treatment-seeking behaviors among individuals with alcohol-related problems and is a principal investigator at RIA.

Jaye L. Derrick, PhD, has received a NIDA-funded Exploratory Research Grant to study partner influence on smoking cessation and is a principal investigator at RIA.

Brent Finger, PhD, is is now an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Montana State University at Billings

Carlos G. Finlay, PhD, is currently working at the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, part of the Boston VA Healthcare System.

Vivian M. Gonzalez, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Department of Psychology.

Kerry Grohman, PhD, was a principal investigator at RIA from 2004-2009, investigating neurocognitive rehabilitation in alcohol treatment. She is now affiliated with the VA-Western New York Healthcare System.

Amy Hequembourg, PhD, has received a NIAAA-funded Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award to study gender and sexual identity differences in alcohol use and victimization from a sexual minority stress perspective.

Cathy Lau-Barraco, PhD, is now with the Psychology Department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

Ash Levitt, PhD, has received a NIAAA-funded Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award to study motivations for alcohol use in romantic relationships and is a principal investigator at RIA.

Natasha Mendoza, MSW, PhD, is now with the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University in Phoenix.

Brady A. Reynolds, PhD, is now with the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Robert C. Schlauch, PhD, has received a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) from NIAAA that will provide five years of support for training and mentoring in clinical trial methodology, daily process methodology, and the use of automated and web-based technologies in alcohol-related research.

Julie A. Schumacher, PhD, is in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

Monica C. Skewes, PhD, is now with the Department of Psychology and the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Jonathan Trinidad, PhD, is now at the Department of Sociology at the Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California.

Eric M. Truxell, PhD, who accepted a position with the Department of Psychology at Binghamton University, SUNY.

Jamie J. Winters, PhD, is now with the Substance Abuse Clinic, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan.