Linda Kahn, PhD, left, and medical student Nethra Madurai study the self-management strategies and treatment burden of low-income patients with chronic kidney disease.

Research Funding

Our department is ranked seventh within the UB medical school for research funding.

We receive support from a diverse funding stream that includes local, state, national and federal sources.

Among others, our funding sources include:

  • the National Institutes of Health
  • the Department of Health and Human Services
  • the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
  • the Erie County Department of Mental Health
  • Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

Sarah Abdelsayed, MD

  • Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Residency Training in Mental and Behavioral Health. Sarah Abdelsayed (Principal Investigator). Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA). 12/1/2022-9/1/2027.
  • Gender Institute Grant. Sarah Abdelsayed (Co-Principal Investigator). University at Buffalo Faculty Research Award – Mothers Justice Project. 12/1/2022-12/1/2023.
  • Addiction Medicine Fellowship Training Support. Sarah Abdelsayed (Co-Principal Investigator). Tower Foundation. 11/1/2022-6/1/2023.

Linda Kahn, PhD

  • CDC -Research Grants to Identify Effective Strategies for Opioid Overdose Prevention (R01)- A Rigorous Evaluation of the Opioid Intervention Court Strategy – a Public Health Response. Linda Kahn (Co-Principal Investigator). CDC. $1,962,000. 9/1/2019-9/1/2022.
  • Expansion/Enhancement of Family Treatment Drug Courts. Linda Kahn (Principal Investigator). SAMHSA. $2,125,000. 9/1/2017-9/1/2022.
  • SAMHSA – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA)-Naloxone Expansion with Local First Responders and Emergency Department-Initiated Care Coordination for People Who Use Opioids. Linda Kahn (Co-Investigator). SAMHSA. $1,600,000. 9/1/2018-9/1/2022.
  • UB Primary Care Research Fellowship Training Program. Linda Kahn (Principal Investigator). Health Resources and Services Administration. $2,000,000. 7/1/2016-6/1/2022.
  • Lackawanna Drug Court Evaluation Services. Linda Kahn (Principal Investigator). US Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). $99,364. 1/1/2019-12/1/2022.
  • Impacts of Covid-19 on drug treatment courts: adaptations to remote technology. Linda Kahn (Principal Investigator). Baldy Center for Law & Soc. Policy, University at Buffalo. $4,509. 7/1/2021-6/1/2023.
  • Erie County NY First Responder Opioid Epidemic Task Force Support Program. Linda Kahn (Co-Principal Investigator). SAMHSA. $2,900,000. 9/1/2022-10/1/2026.
  • The Mothers Justice Project: Exploring the experiences of pregnant and parenting women with substance use and justice involvement. Linda Kahn (Co-Principal Investigator). The Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, University at Buffalo. 1/1/2023-12/1/2023.
  • UB Family Medicine Residency Didactic Training in Behavioral Health. Linda Kahn (Co-Investigator). HRSA. $2,500,000. 12/1/2022-9/1/2027.

Andrea Manyon, MD

  • Workforce Resiliency Training Program: Cultivating Resilience at Work: A Mindful Approach to Combating Burnout for Healthcare Workforce in Rural and Underserved Areas. Andrea Manyon (Co-Principal Investigator). Health Resources and Services Administration. $2,280,000. 1/1/2022-1/1/2025.

Ranjit Singh, MB BChir, MBA

  • Buffalo Primary Care Champion Program in Addiction Medicine & Population Health. Ranjit Singh (Principal Investigator). Health Resources and Services Administration. $1,989,439. 9/1/2018-4/1/2024.
  • UB Clinical Scholar Program in Implementation Science to Achieve Triple Aims. Ranjit Singh (Co-Principal Investigator). National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. $3,154,332. 9/1/2017-8/1/2023.

Andrew Symons, MD, MS

  • Residency Training in Mental and Behavioral Health (PCTE-RTMB). Andrew Symons (Co-Principal Investigator). Health Resources and Services Administration. $2,500,000. 1/1/2023-12/1/2028.
  • Community Prevention and Maternal Health Development Award. Andrew Symons (Co-Principal Investigator). Health Resources and Services Administration. $2,800,000. 7/1/2021-7/1/2026.

Laurene Tumiel Berhalter, PhD

  • You Can’t Change Family History But You Can Change what You Do With It. Laurene Tumiel Berhalter (Principal Investigator). Patricia S. Brown Breast Cancer. $210,000. 10/1/2019-9/1/2022.
  • Erie County, NY Opioid Mortality Review Board. Laurene Tumiel Berhalter (Co-Principal Investigator). Department of Justice. $999,999. 9/1/2018-9/1/2021.
  • Effectiveness And Implementation Of A Research Tested Mobile Produce Market Designed To Improve Diet In Underserved Communities. Laurene Tumiel Berhalter (Co-Investigator). NCI. $3,254,105. 12/1/2017-11/1/2022.
  • NAVIGATE. Laurene Tumiel Berhalter (Co-Investigator). NSF. $450,203. 7/1/2017-6/1/2022.
  • Tonawanda Coke Environmental Health Study. Laurene Tumiel Berhalter (Co-Investigator). US District Court for the Western District of New York. $11,100. 9/1/2016-9/1/2026.

Bonnie Vest, Ph,D.

  • Substance Use in Reservists: Social and Environmental Influences. Bonnie Vest (Co-Investigator). National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health. 6/1/2013-7/1/2024.
  • The Erie County NY Comprehensive Quick Response Program (QRP) to Overdose. Bonnie Vest (Co-Investigator). Bureau of Justice Assistance. 10/1/2020-9/1/2023.