Our Research Changes Lives

UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


A UB professor’s new book about train porters in 19th-century Canada sheds light on a transnational black community that helped lead the fight for civil rights in North America.


A UB researcher, among the first to study the health effects of TV binge-watching, has found correlations with weight gain, poor sleep, anxiety and social isolation.


Climate change is affected by the degree to which people perceive risk and react to it. So a UB researcher has created a new climate change model that includes human behavior.


A UB study found that proton pump inhibitors, a group of drugs widely used to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers, significantly increase the risk of kidney disease and failure.


A new UB study finds that despite receiving less prenatal care, African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States.