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Currently Funded Research Projects

The following list shows RIA’s continued success in securing grants and financial support for its valuable research projects. The dedication of RIA scientists and their grantsmanship efforts have made this research possible. This section briefly describes each scientist’s individual projects as well as the funding sources and the amounts dedicated to each project.

1/26/16
Livingston | Miller | Testa | Derrick | Lucke | Nickerson
This research will examine the conditions under which bullying and sexual harassment among teens may contribute to emotional distress and the development of substance use.
2/8/16
Livingston | Eiden | Leonard
Researchers will explore the effect of early childhood risks, such as parental alcoholism, on teens’ involvement with dating violence.
5/23/16
Miller | Dermen | Lucke
This study will assess the use of caffeinated energy drinks by U.S. adolescents and young adults (age 13-25) and will examine links between sexual risk-taking and the use of energy drinks mixed with alcohol.
9/20/16
Richards | Epstein
This pilot study will examine whether nicotine can reduce the reinforcing value of food and increase the value of using alternatives to food in smoking cessation.
9/27/16
Rychtarik | Danaher | McGillicuddy | Barrick
Researchers will continue to develop and assess a web-based program to help women learn essential coping skills for living with a partner who has an alcohol abuse disorder.
5/23/16
Richards | Lucke | Meyer
Researchers will explore the link between addiction and various behaviors, such as response to novelty, sustained attention, reaction time and preferences for rewards. 
2/8/16
Shen | Haj-Dahmane | Dlugos
Researchers will study prenatal exposure to ethanol and how that might alter brain mechanisms that influence addiction.
5/11/16
Stasiewicz | BradizzaLucke | Coffey | Gulliver
Researchers will study the effectiveness of Affect Regulation Treatment (ART) as an intervention for people with alcohol use disorders.
1/26/16
Stasiewicz | Bradizza | Dermen | Lucke
This grant will explore a number of tailored treatment approaches to determine which works best for people in relation to their drinking behavior prior to seeking help.
1/26/16
Stasiewicz | Bradizza | Lucke
This five-year study will research how an individual’s change in alcohol use prior to beginning treatment predicts success during and after a treatment program.
5/25/16
Testa | Leonard | Collins
Researchers will examine the impact of alcohol and fluctuating levels of self-control on incidents of intimate partner aggression.
1/26/16
Testa | Derrick | Leonard | Collins
The acute effects of marijuana use within couples will be examined as a way of understanding the potential role of marijuana in understanding partner aggression, both immediately after use, and as it develops over time