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.

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Research Agenda

Dr. Bradizza’s current research includes projects that span alcohol, tobacco and non-combustible nicotine delivery products. She is currently involved as a multiple principal investigator on a study testing an affect regulation intervention for alcohol use disorders, and has completed a treatment development study of an affect regulation intervention for pregnant smokers. In addition, she is collaborating on two studies investigating the impact of pretreatment change on treatment outcomes and a tailored treatment approach that is responsive to pretreatment change among alcohol dependent individuals. She also is collaborating on a laboratory study investigating the pharmacokinetics of E-cigarettes products among tobacco-using smokers.

Dr. Bradizza maintains a strong interest in developing innovative and efficacious interventions for severely mentally ill individuals who are drug and alcohol dependent.

Areas of Expertise

  • Treatment development for alcohol abuse and smoking cessation
  • Clinical trials research and methodology
  • Treatment of substance abuse among severely mentally ill individuals
  • Tailored treatment approaches for alcohol dependent individuals