Experts by Expertise: Children and Parenting

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  • Head shot of Stephanie Anzman-Frasca.
    3/31/23

    Stephanie Anzman-Frasca

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Expertise: childhood obesity, children’s eating habits, infant and child behavior and development  

    Contact: Stephanie Anzman-Frasca can be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu.

  • Head shot of Annahita Ball, University at Buffalo expert on schools and social services.
    4/12/23

    Annahita Ball

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: family engagement in schools; educational justice and reform; school-based mental health services; school-community partnerships

    Phone: 716-645-8951

    Email: annahita@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Claire E. Cameron, University at Buffalo early childhood education and child development expert.
    8/10/22

    Claire E. Cameron

    Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction

    Expertise: early childhood education, childhood development, educational psychology, classroom management

    Phone: 716-645-4075

    Email: cecamero@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Myles Faith, University at Buffalo expert on childhood obesity and children's eating behavior.
    12/19/18

    Myles S. Faith

    Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

    Expertise: childhood obesity, children’s eating habits, family health

    Phone: 716-645-1124

    Email: mfaith@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Stephanie Fredrick, University at Buffalo bullying and cyberbullying expert.
    11/2/23

    Stephanie Fredrick

    Associate Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

    Expertise: bullying, cyberbullying, youth mental health, bullying interventions

    Phone: 716-645-1141

    Email: ssfredri@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte, University at Buffalo pediatric infectious diseases and childhood diarrhea expert.
    6/16/22

    Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte

    Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics

    Expertise: pediatric infectious diseases, vaccines, childhood diarrhea, health disparities, COVID-19 community interventions

    Phone: 716-323-0150. Gómez-Duarte can also be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu

    Email: oscargom@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Lindsay Hahun, University at Buffalo media psychology and media effects expert.
    11/10/21

    Lindsay Hahn

    Assistant Professor of Communication

    Expertise: media psychology, morality, media effects, children and media, media and radicalization

    Phone: 716-645-1172

    Email: lhahn2@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Mark Hicar, University at Buffalo expert on pediatric infectious disease, including measles and the flu.
    6/22/20

    Mark Daniel Hicar

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Expertise: pediatric infectious diseases, viral infections, antibody responses against HIV, Kawasaki disease

    Phone: 716-323-0150

    Email: markhica@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Gregory Homish, University at Buffalo substance use and mental health expert.
    8/17/21

    Gregory Homish

    Professor and Chair of Community Health and Health Behavior

    Expertise: substance use and misuse; substance use among military personnel; substance use and families; emergency preparedness and response; health of emergency responders

    Phone: 716-829-6959

    Email: ghomish@buffalo.edu

  • Shamim M. Islam.
    8/3/22

    Shamim M. Islam

    Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Expertise: pediatric infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, global antimicrobial resistance, local and international infectious disease control, tropical medicine, medical and public health education

    Email: shamimis@buffalo.edu

    Contact: Shamim M. Islam can be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu.

  • Head shot of Katarzyna Kordas, University at Buffalo expert on chemical and lead exposure.
    4/12/23

    Katarzyna “Kasia” Kordas

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

    Expertise: toxic metals and child development, lead exposure, health effects of metal mixtures, nutrient-metal interactions, air pollution

    Phone: 716-829-5340

    Email: kkordas@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of LaGarrett J. King, University at Buffalo Black history education expert.
    7/27/22

    LaGarrett J. King

    Director of the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education

    Expertise: Black history education, social studies, history of education, teacher education, racism and anti-Blackness

    Phone: 716-645-2455

    Email: lagarret@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Kenneth E. Leonard.
    6/27/23

    Kenneth E. Leonard

    Director of the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions

    Expertise: alcohol, substance abuse and aggression; effects of substance use on marriage, families and relationships; interpersonal (domestic) violence; medical and recreational marijuana; prescription painkillers  

    Phone: 716-887-2566

    Email: leonard@ria.buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Patricia Logan-Greene.
    4/12/23

    Patricia Logan-Greene

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: violence and victimization, adverse childhood experiences, gun violence and prevention, child maltreatment

    Phone: 716-645-1533

    Email: pblogang@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Jordana Maisel, University at Buffalo universal design and inclusive design expert.
    11/2/23

    Jordana Maisel

    Director of Research for the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center)

    Expertise: universal design, inclusive design, accessible transit, streetscapes, aging in place

    Phone: 716-829-5902

    Email: jlmaisel@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Pauline Mendola, University at Buffalo pediatric and reproductive health expert.
    7/20/22

    Pauline Mendola

    Professor and Chair of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

    Expertise: chronic diseases in pregnancy; environmental factors impacting reproductive and pediatric health; health effects of air pollution and extreme temperatures

    Phone: 716-829-5356

    Email: pmendola@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Amanda Nickerson.
    11/8/21

    Amanda Nickerson

    Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

    Expertise: school violence, bullying prevention and intervention, parent and peer relationships, assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders

    Phone: 716-645-1532

    Email: alberticenter@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Jamie Ostrov, University at Buffalo bullying and victimization expert.
    12/26/18

    Jamie Ostrov

    Professor of Psychology

    Expertise: subtypes of aggression and victimization, developmental psychopathology, media effects on children, peer relationships, applied developmental psychology

    Phone: 716-645-3680

    Email: jostrov@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Joanna Pepin, University at Buffalo family sociology, family policy and gender and work expert.
    6/27/22

    Joanna Pepin

    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Expertise: family sociology, inequality, gender and work, ​childcare, paid family leave

    Phone: 716-645-2417

    Email: jpepin@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Riana R. Pryor, University at Buffalo heat, exercise and athlete safety expert.
    2/21/22

    Riana R. Pryor

    Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

    Expertise: heat and exercise; heat illness, including heat stroke; hydration; high school sports and athlete safety; occupational safety; exercise physiology

    Phone: 716-829-5456

    Email: rpryor@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Teresa Quattrin, University at Buffalo clinical trials and childhood diabetes and obesity expert.
    8/17/21

    Teresa Quattrin

    Senior Associate Dean for Research Integration

    Expertise: childhood diabetes; family-based obesity treatment; clinical translational research and trials, with a focus on diversity and inclusion

    Phone: 716-323-0170

    Email: quattrin@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Ryan Rish, University at Buffalo expert on the literacy practices of adolescents.
    2/6/18

    Ryan M. Rish

    Assistant Professor of Learning and Instruction

    Expertise: adolescent literacy practices; culture and identity in learning; teaching social issues

    Phone: 716-645-4042

    Email: ryanrish@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Ghazala Saleem, University at Buffalo concussions and traumatic brain injury expert.
    3/18/22

    Ghazala Saleem

    Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Science

    Expertise: concussions (especially in children), traumatic brain injury, brain injury and intimate partner violence

    Phone: 716-829-2589

    Email: ghazalas@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Margaret Sallee, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy.
    1/24/22

    Margaret Sallee

    Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

    Expertise: university work environment, work/family policies, work/life balance, faculty diversity, gender on college campuses, graduate student experience

    Phone: 716-645-1091

    Email: mwsallee@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Annette Semanchin Jones.
    4/12/23

    Annette Semanchin Jones

    Associate Professor and Director, PhD in Social Welfare program

    Expertise: child welfare, foster care, child protection services

    Phone: 716-645-1862

    Email: amsemanc@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Sourav Sengupta, University at Buffalo child and adolescent mental health expert.
    9/29/22

    Sourav Sengupta

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

    Expertise: Child and adolescent mental health; children’s and adolescents’ use of technology, including screen time

    Email: souravse@buffalo.edu

    Contact: Sourav Sengupta can be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or goldbaum@buffalo.edu, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu.

  • Portrait of Dhaval Shah, University at Buffalo targeted drugs and biologics expert.
    8/16/21

    Dhaval Shah

    Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Expertise: targeted drugs; biologics; anticancer medications; tumor growth; pediatric drug dosing; drug discovery and development

    Phone: 716-645-4819

    Email: dshah4@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Lynn Shanahan, University at Buffalo literacy expert.
    8/16/21

    Lynn Shanahan

    Associate Professor of of Learning and Instruction

    Expertise: childhood literacy; literacy, technology and multimodality; STEM and urban education

    Phone: 716-645-4028

    Email: ls34@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Mickey Sperlich, University at Buffalo midwifery, childbirth and trauma expert.
    11/2/23

    Mickey Sperlich

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: trauma and mental health challenges in pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period; women’s health; midwifery

    Phone: 716-645-9087

    Email: msperlic@buffalo.edu

  • Jennifer Temple.
    8/16/21

    Jennifer L. Temple

    Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and Community Health and Health Behavior

    Expertise: caffeine use among kids, energy drinks, obesity

    Phone: 716-829-5593

    Email: jltemple@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Ann-Marie Torregrossa, University at Buffalo taste science and food choice expert.
    2/9/22

    Ann-Marie Torregrossa

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Expertise: taste science, feeding, food choice, bitterness

    Phone: 716-645-0354

    Email: amtorreg@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of X. Christine Wang, University at Buffalo early childhood development expert.
    11/8/23

    X. Christine Wang

    Director of the Fisher-Price Early Childhood Research Center

    Expertise: early childhood development and learning, technology in early childhood, early literacy and science, early education in international contexts

    Phone: 716-645-2379

    Email: wangxc@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Xiaozhong Wen.
    12/7/16

    Xiaozhong Wen

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    Expertise: diet and health in infants and young children, origins of obesity, smoking cessation during pregnancy

    Phone: 716-829-6811

    Email: xiaozhon@buffalo.edu