Rina Das Eiden, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Developmental Psychology

Adjunct faculty, Pediatrics
Adjunct Faculty, Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-3350
Email: eiden@ria.buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

The impact of parental prenatal and postnatal substance abuse on developmental trajectories of risk and resilience from infancy to adolescence.

Research Projects

10/3/17
Grewen | Eiden
Researchers will study the effects of prenatal cocaine and other drug exposures including opiates on the development of infant brain connections during the first year of life.
9/22/17
Epstein | Eiden | Kong

This study will examine the effect of a two-year music enhancement intervention program on altering infants’ food motivation compared to motivation for alternative reinforcing activities.
1/26/16
Eiden | Nickerson | Lucke | Ostrov | Godleski | Schuetze | Wieczorek
This study will examine developmental pathways to violence, victimization and substance use in adolescents exposed to high levels of community violence.
7/29/14
Wen | Epstein | Eiden
The goal of this secondary data analysis project is to examine developmental sequelae of six etiological subgroups of low birthweight infants. This one-year study is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Xiaozhong Wen of the UB Department of Pediatrics is the Principal Investigator, with Leonard Epstein of the UB Department of Pediatrics and Rina Das Eiden as Co-Investigators.
11/2/17
Eiden | Leonard | Colder
Researchers studied the impact of early childhood risk and protection and parents’ alcohol problems on underage drinking and substance use in a prospective study spanning infancy to adolescence in order to help develop early interventions to address the issue.
1/29/16
Eiden | Colder | Schuetze
This study examined the impact of prenatal exposure to cocaine and other substances and associated environmental risks on the development of children’s ability to regulate physiology and behavior in response to stress from birth to middle childhood and social competence in the school setting.
1/26/16
Eiden | Colder | Homish | Schuetze | Molnar
This study is investigating the impact of prenatal and postnatal exposure to cigarette smoke and associated environmental risks on the development of children’s physiological, emotional and behavioral regulation, reactivity to stress, and social competence from birth to kindergarten age.
1/29/16
Colder | Eiden | Lengua | Hawk | Read | Wieczorek

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