Recent Research Funding

Our faculty research in diverse subjects: psychosomatic issues, pain management, patient reporting and compliance behaviors, whole community and family roles in psychiatric conditions and treatment, teaching strategies and much more.

Kurt Dermen, PhD

  • Strong Foundations: Intervening to Promote Co-Parenting and Reduce Father Hazardous Drinking in Expectant Parents. Kurt Dermen (Co-Investigator). National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. $2,246,077. 5/1/2019-4/1/2024.
  • Developing a Tailored, Web-delivered, Motivational Interviewing-based Intervention to Promote Oral Health. Kurt Dermen (Principal Investigator). National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. $438,625. 9/1/2018-8/1/2020.
  • Addressing Dental and Psychiatric Comorbidities in HIV / AIDS Patients. Kurt Dermen (Co-Investigator). University of Rochester Department of Public Health Sciences. $25,000. 7/1/2018-6/1/2019.

Steven Dubovsky, MD

  • A Phase 3, Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter, fixed-dose clinical trial evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of cariprazine in patients with bipolar I depression. Steven Dubovsky (Principal Investigator). Allergan. $200,000. 1/1/2017-1/1/2019.
  • Study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intranasal esketamine in addition to comprehensive standard of care for the rapid reduction of the symptoms of major depressive disorder, including suicidal ideation, in adult subjects. Steven Dubovsky (Principal Investigator). $188,000. 1/1/2017-1/1/2021.
  • Study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intranasal esketamine in addition to comprehensive standard of care for the rapid reduction of the symptoms of major depressive disorder, including suicidal ideation, in pediatric subjects. Steven Dubovsky (Co-Investigator). Janssen Research & Development. 1/1/2017-1/1/2022.

Kenneth Leonard, PhD

  • Pain medication prescription following treatment for alcohol use disorder. Kenneth Leonard (Co-Principal Investigator), Edward Bednarczyk (Co-Investigator), Peter Elkin (Co-Principal Investigator), Walter Gibson (Co-Investigator), David Jacobs (Co-Investigator). National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse. $386,013. 7/1/2018-6/1/2019.
  • Expansion of MAT Practice in New York State. Kenneth Leonard (Principal Investigator), Brian Quigley (Co-Investigator). NYS OASAS. $750,000. 6/1/2017-5/1/2019.

Bruce Miller, MD

  • Treating Caregiver Depression to Improve Childhood Asthma: Impact and Mediators. Bruce Miller (Principal Investigator), Heather Lehman (Co-Investigator), Beatrice Wood (Principal Investigator). NIH/NHLBI. $3,987,363. 8/1/2015-7/1/2020.

Beth Smith, MD

  • Principle Investigator. Routine Depression Screening: Feasibility and Patient Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis. Beth Smith (Principal Investigator). Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. $261,000. 1/1/2014-1/1/2017.

Beatrice Wood, PhD, ABPP

  • Treating Caregiver Depression to Improve Childhood Asthma: Impact and Mediators. Beatrice Wood (Principal Investigator), Heather Lehman (Co-Investigator), Bruce Miller (Principal Investigator). NIH/NHLBI. $3,987,363. 8/1/2015-7/1/2020.