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The research scientists at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) can offer the media a wide range of expert opinions on timely health-related issues, including:

  • alcohol use disorders
  • illicit and prescription drug abuse
  • addiction treatment methods
  • neuroscience of addiction
  • trends in drug use
  • gambling addiction
  • smoking
  • infant/child development
  • intimate partner violence
  • risky health behaviors
  • caffeine

To speak with one of our experts, contact Cathy Wilde, communications director, at 716-887-3365 or

RIA at a Glance

Latest News

Exterior view of UB's Research Institute on Addictions building.

UB's Research Institute on Addiction will host its second Student Research in Addiction Sciences Open House April 21 to highlight the collaborative addictions research work conducted at UB.

an exterior view of the Research Institute on Addictions building.

The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions will present two seminars this month that continue UB’s mission to address Western New York’s ongoing opioid crisis.

Maria Testa, senior research scientist in UB's Research Institute on Addictions.

A two-year, $700,000 grant will help researchers at the UB Research Institute on Addictions develop effective strategies to help prevent sexual assault on college campuses.