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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
  • gambling addiction
  • smoking
  • infant/child development
  • intimate partner violence
  • risky health behaviors
  • caffeine

To speak with one of our experts, contact Cathy Wilde, communications director, at 716-887-3365 or

RIA at a Glance

Latest News


National experts on behavioral neuroscience, adolescent substance abuse and prescription drug addiction will visit the UB Research Institute on Addictions during its Fall Seminar Series beginning Sept. 9.


Scientists at UB's Research Institute on Addictions will collaborate with UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention for a five-year study examining violence, victimization and substance abuse among high-risk youth.


Kenneth Leonard, director of UB's Research Institute on Addictions, will be recognized for his outstanding scientific contributions with a national award from the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology.