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Clara M. Bradizza, PhD

Clara M. Bradizza, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Clinical Psychology

Research Scientist, Department of Family Medicine

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2532
Email: bradizza@ria.buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

Factors affecting relapse to substance use among the dually diagnosed; affect regulation treatments for substance use; smoking interventions among pregnant women; and learning factors in substance use.

Representative and Recent Publications

Stasiewicz, P. R., Schlauch, R. C., Bradizza, C. M., Bole, C. W., & Coffey, S. F. (in press).  Pretreatment changes in drinking:  Relationship to treatment outcomes.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
doi:   10.1037/a0031368

Schlauch, R. C., Levitt, A., Bradizza, C. M., Stasiewicz, P. R., Lucke, J. F., Maisto, S. A., Zhuo, Y. & Connors, G. J.  (in press).  Alcohol craving in patients diagnosed with a severe mental illness and alcohol use disorder:  Bi-directional relationships between approach and avoidance inclinations and drinking.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 
PMID:  23895085

Stasiewicz, P. R., Bradizza, C. M., Schlauch, R. C., Coffey, S. F., Gulliver, S. B., Gudeski, G., & Bole, C. W.  (2013).  Affect regulation training (ART) for alcohol use disorders: Development of a novel intervention for negative affect drinkers.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45, 433-443.
PCMID:  PMC3773302

Stasiewicz, P. R., Bradizza, C. M., Gudleski, G. D., Coffey, S. F., Schlauch, R. C., Bailey, S. T., Bole, C. W., & Gulliver, S. B.  (2012).  The relationship of alexithymia to emotional dysregulation within an alcohol dependent treatment sample.  Addictive Behaviors, 37(4), 469-476. 
PMID: 22244705  | PMCID: PMC3288528

Schlauch, R. C., Stasiewicz, P. R., Bradizza, C. M., Coffey, S. F., Gulliver, S. B. & Gudleski, G. D.  (2012).  The relationship between approach and avoidance inclinations to use alcohol and treatment outcomes.  Addictive Behaviors, 37(7), 824-30. 
PMCID:  3356494

Vincent, P. C., Bradizza, C. M., Carey, K. B., Maisto, S. A., Stasiewicz, P. R., Connors, G. J., & Mercer, N. D.  (2011).  Validation of the revised Problems Assessment for Substance Using Psychiatric Patients.  Addictive Behaviors, 36, 494-501.
PMCID: PMC3060568

Bradizza, C. M., Maisto, S. A., Vincent, P. C., Stasiewicz, P. R., Connors, G. J., & Mercer, N. D. (2009).  Predicting post-treatment-initiation alcohol use among patients with severe mentally ill illness and alcohol use disorders.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(6), 1147-1158. 
PMCID:  PMC2829858

Bradizza, C. M., & Stasiewicz, P. R. (2009). Alcohol and drug use disorders. In K. Salzinger & M. Serper (Eds.), Behavioral Mechanisms and Psychopathology: Advancing the Explanation of Its Nature, Cause, and Treatment (pp. 199-223). American Psychological Association: Washington, D. C.

Parks, K. A., Romosz, A. M., Bradizza, C. M., & Hsieh, Y.  (2008).  A dangerous transition:  Women’s drinking and related victimization from high school to first year at college.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69(1) 65-74. 
PMCID :  PMC2452762

Stasiewicz, P. R., Vincent, P. C., Bradizza, C. M., Connors, G. J., Maisto, S. A., & Mercer, N. D. (2008). Factors affecting agreement between severely mentally ill alcohol abusers’ and collaterals’ reports of alcohol and other substance use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 78-87.
DOI: 10.1037/0893-164X.22.1.78

Gonzalez, V. M., Bradizza, C. M., Vincent, P. C., Stasiewicz, P. R., & Paas, N. D. (2007). Do individuals with a severe mental illness experience greater alcohol and drug-related problems? A test of the supersensitivity hypothesis. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 477-490.
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2006.05.012

Bradizza, C. M., Collins, R. L., Vincent, P. C., & Falco, D. L. (2006). It does the job: Young adults discuss their malt liquor consumption. Addictive Behaviors, 31, 1559-1577.
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2005.12.001