Research Staff

RIA Director and senior research scientist Dr. Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD

RIA is home to bright, passionate scientists whose work covers a broad range of addiction-related topics.

Our principal investigators, associate research scientists and postdoctoral associates work together in research teams to study a variety of drug, alcohol and gambling issues. In addition, they collaborate with other scientists and experts at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, SUNY system and other research centers and universities throughout the United States.

About Us

UB’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is a long-standing national leader in the study of alcohol and substance abuse. For more than 40 years, RIA has conducted groundbreaking research on significant addiction issues, including:

Part of UB’s Downtown Campus, RIA is a key contributor to UB’s reputation for research excellence and a proud member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.