Current Research Projects

Our funded faculty research projects enhance community health and the quality of patient-centered primary care.

7/9/18
This project will conduct a 10 year cohort study of 38,000 residents of Tonawanda and Grand Island to examine the health effects of industrial environmental pollutants.
7/9/18
This training program aims to increase resident and medical student training (time spent and number of trainees) in eleven freestanding ambulatory care sites in the Western New York region.
6/19/18
This study will test the effectiveness of the Veggie Van program when implemented by different organizations in multiple communities. If shown to be effective, we can create a research-tested intervention toolkit which can be disseminated to communities across the country.
7/27/18
The study examines how substance use, co-occurring mental health problems, and social environment interact in the context of veterans’ participation in higher education and how they impact academic success, as an indicator of successful reintegration.
7/9/18
This project supports mobile mammography at inner-city safety-net practices in Buffalo and expands to engage patient ambassadors to connect with women after their screening and supporting them if they require follow-up.
7/26/18
This initiative is making urgently needed upgrades by fully adopting the MISSION-CJ evidence based practice (Maintaining Independence and Sobriety through Systems Integration, Outreach, and Networking for Criminal Justice settings: MISSION-CJ), and by fully integrating behavioral and medical treatment with new policies and procedures in drug courts.
7/9/18
This multi-disciplinary collaborative initiative of the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force augments the Erie County Department of Health’s efforts to: actively engage individuals with opioid misuse and accelerate the systematic analysis of real-time law enforcement and EMS calls for service, including data on naloxone administration, individual response, location by zip code, and the product that caused the overdose.
6/19/18
This initiative expands referrals and enhances substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and family support services in the Erie County, NY, Family Treatment Drug Court (FTDC) to better address the crisis of opioid addiction, accelerate the activation of multi-system treatment linkages, address children and parents together, and improve family reunification rates.
6/19/18
The Healthy Outcomes Partnership & Education (HOPE) Program uses a Critical Time Intervention (CTI) approach to coordinate care and services for justice-involved individuals with significant physical and behavioral health care needs. This includes addressing physical and mental health care, financial and housing situations as well as informal and formal social support systems.
6/19/18
Enhancing integrated primary care and behavioral health to increase the capacity of University at Buffalo Family Medicine at BestSelf Behavioral Health Integrated Clinic, and expand integrated services to a second site.
6/19/18
This project responds to the shortage of addiction medicine physicians and has 3 main objectives: 1) Develop and secure sustainable funding for addiction medicine graduate medical education fellowships in the main training sectors of the health care system; 2) Develop a sustainable workforce of experts and curricula to provide SBIRT training to primary care physicians and other members of the health care team; and 3) Gain ACGME accreditation of addiction medicine training programs, and ABMS recognition of addiction medicine as a medical specialty.
7/9/18
AHEC enhances access to quality health care across New York state.
7/9/18
This project compares peer-led education to adult professional led education to improve asthma outcomes in adolescents. It is a multi-site study in Buffalo, Memphis and Baltimore.   
7/9/18
This initiative improves the health of women of childbearing age (15-44) by developing and piloting a model to implement universal screening, brief intervention and referral for treatment (SBIRT) in community-based OB/GYN practices.
7/9/18
The project aims to strengthen the Primary Care Workforce by supporting enhanced interprofessional education (IPE) models for future primary care providers in underserved areas of the region, state, and nation.
7/9/18
This study aims to provide women in STEM tools to recognize and address bias and discrimination in an attempt to bring more women into STEM disciplines and increase women in leadership positions. Students participate in a 4 four day retreat and a one day workshop. Case studies are used to facilitate discussion.
7/9/18
The UB Faculty Scholar Program in Implementation Science is an institutional research career development (K12) program that supports mentored research and career development for faculty scholars in dissemination and implementation (D&I) research to address the complex process of bridging research and practice in real-world settings.
7/9/18
This T32 post-doctoral progam prepares Primary Care Research fellows (both health professional doctorates and trainees with research-related doctorates) with knowledge, attitudes, and skills for PCR emphasizing the Triple Aim research agenda.
7/27/18
This study focuses on whether and how patients and providers use genetic test results and whether use of the test results improves patient outcomes.
7/9/18
The partnership serves as a pipeline for teacher and student recruitment, training and mentorship in bioscience, with a particular focus on genetics.
6/19/18
This center serves refugee survivors of political and state-sponsored torture living in Western New York through an intensive case management and strength-based, client-centered model. The goals of the program are to increase self-sufficiency and self-efficacy and to support survivors in their healing process.