Collins Named Associate Dean at University at Buffalo

By Lois Baker

Release Date: February 4, 2008 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- R. Lorraine Collins, Ph.D., a prolific researcher in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) for 22 years, has been appointed associate dean for research in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions and a professor in its Department of Health Behavior.

Collins, a senior research scientist at RIA since 1986, also has held an appointment as a research professor in UB's Department of Psychology since 1989. She was appointed an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health and Health Professions in 2007.

A specialist in the study of alcohol and drug abuse, Collins is principal investigator or co-investigator on five ongoing National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies totaling more than $10 million in research funds.

She is a member of the NIH's Peer Review Advisory Council for the Center for Scientific Review, and has served as a NIH grant reviewer. She previously was a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse of the NIH from 1994-98.

             An author or co-author of numerous book chapters and publications in refereed journals, Collins has served on several editorial boards, most recently as an associate editor of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology for a three-year term that ended in December 2007.  

Collins received a bachelor's degree from McGill University in Montreal, and holds master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

Prior to joining the RIA, Collins was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y., for six years, and spent two years as a research associate in psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle while completing her postdoctoral training. She also taught at Rutgers for three years.

A citizen of Canada, Collins holds a permanent U.S. visa and resides in Buffalo.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and School of Public Health and Health Professions are the five schools that constitute UB's Academic Health Center. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.