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.

Sangrok Oh, DO

  • Health Resources and Services Admin Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development Award. Sangrok Oh (Principal Investigator). $1,000,000. 8/1/2017-7/1/2022.

Ranjit Singh, MB BChir, MBA

  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) T13HP31907 Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Training Primary Care Champions (T13). Ranjit Singh (Principal Investigator). Buffalo Primary Care Champion Program in Addiction Medicine & Population Health. $394,362. 9/1/2018-8/1/2023.
  • HRSA T0BHP30017 Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program. Ranjit Singh (Co-Investigator), Andrew Symons (Co-Investigator). The Buffalo Inter-professional Advanced Primary Care Training Program. $577,971. 7/1/2016-6/1/2021.
  • HRSA-17-071. Ranjit Singh (Co-Investigator). New York State Area Health Education Center System. $893,167. 9/1/2017-8/1/2022.
  • K12 HL138052 National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, UB Clinical Scholar Program in implementation science to achieve triple aims. Ranjit Singh (Co-Principal Investigator). UB Clinical Scholar Program in Implementation Science to Achieve Triple Aims. $1,022,277. 9/1/2017-8/1/2022.
  • Planning for NIA R21/R33 Grant- Patient Driven Deprescribing to Enhance Successful Aging. Collin Clark (Co-Investigator), Christopher Daly (Co-Investigator), David Jacobs (Co-Investigator), Scott Monte (Co-Investigator), Ranjit Singh (Co-Principal Investigator), Robert Wahler (Co-Principal Investigator). US Deprescribing Research Network. $60,000. 8/1/2020-7/1/2021.
  • Retirement Research Foundation Grant #2019060- Community-Based Participatory Research for Reducing Medication Harm among Retirees. Ranjit Singh (Principal Investigator). Retirement Research Foundation. $200,000. 7/1/2019-7/1/2021.
  • The Deprescribing Network of Western New York for Successful Aging. Ranjit Singh (Principal Investigator). UB Seeds for Innovation in Successful Aging. $19,620. 1/1/2020-12/1/2020.

Scott Stewart, MD, MS

  • Buffalo Primary Care Champion Program in Addiction Medicine and Population Health. Scott Stewart (Principal Investigator). Health Resources and Services Administration. 1/1/2018-6/1/2023.

Andrew Symons, MD, MS

  • HRSA T0BHP30017 Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program. Ranjit Singh (Co-Investigator), Andrew Symons (Co-Investigator). The Buffalo Inter-professional Advanced Primary Care Training Program. $577,971. 7/1/2016-6/1/2021.
  • Primary care training and enhancement : “The Buffalo Interprofessional Advanced Primary Care Training Program”. Andrew Symons (Principal Investigator), Laurene Tumiel Berhalter (Co-Investigator). Health Resources and Services Administration. 6/1/2016-6/1/2021.

Laurene Tumiel Berhalter, PhD

  • Susan G. Komen of Upstate New York- Engaging Patients in Breast Health through Patient Ambassadors, Mobile Mammography, and Education. Laurene Tumiel Berhalter (Principal Investigator). $45,567. 4/1/2020-3/1/2021.
  • 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. 6/1/2013-9/1/2023.
  • 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.