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The research scientists at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) can offer the media a wide range of expert opinions on timely health-related issues, including:

  • alcohol use disorders
  • illicit and prescription drug abuse
  • addiction treatment methods
  • neuroscience of addiction
  • trends in drug use
  • college sexual assault
  • smoking
  • infant/child development
  • intimate partner violence
  • risky health behaviors
  • caffeine
  • gambling

To speak with one of our experts, contact Cathy Wilde, communications director, at 716-887-3365 or cwilde@ria.buffalo.edu.

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Latest News

Roh-Yu Shen, senior research scientist, Research Institute on Addictions.
7/7/17

One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in life. Neuroscientists in UB'sResearch Institute on Addictions are discovering why.

Rina Das Eiden in her office.
6/6/17

Rina Das Eiden, senior research scientist in UB’s Research Institute on Addictions, has been named chair of the Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention Study Section in the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review.

a cross-section of a brain made up of Ritalin tablets.
5/15/17

New research from UB's Research Institute on Addictions that explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable effects.