CRIA Faculty

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

CRIA faculty explore interdisciplinary methods of addressing addiction issues, and are engaged in a variety of multiyear-funded projects. 

As part of UB's new focus on addiction research, CRIA research scientists have joined the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

As members of these academic departments, CRIA researchers will collaborate more extensively with other scientists and faculty throughout the university, expanding the university’s focus on addiction research, education and clinical care.

In addition, they collaborate with other scientists and experts on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, in the SUNY system and at other research centers and universities throughout the U.S.

About Us

UB’s Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) is a long-standing national leader in the study of alcohol and substance abuse. For nearly 50 years, CRIA has conducted groundbreaking research on significant addiction issues, including:

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