Cory Crane — College of Health Sciences & Technology
In collaboration with colleagues across the RIT campus and in the greater Rochester community, Dr. Crane’s primary research involves developing and evaluating brief or adjunctive interventions that meet individualized needs to increase treatment compliance and reduce recidivism rates among recently adjudicated partner violence perpetrators. Interventions include efforts to develop intrinsic motivation to change maladaptive behaviors and integrated treatments addressing comorbid conditions that may interfere with attempts to modify violent behavior, such as post-traumatic stress disorder or substance use diagnoses. In a related area of study, Dr. Crane is pursuing research to improve primary prevention efforts intended to reduce the incidence and escalation of physical IPV perpetration. These projects involve identifying barriers that prevent critical discussions about partner violence between healthcare providers and their patients as well as the development of a brief IPV perpetration screening tool for the purposes of routine clinical evaluation.
Further, Dr. Crane’s lab is involved in basic research efforts to elucidate proximal moderators of the relationship between alcohol use and partner violent behavior using survey, experimental, meta-analytic, and ecologically valid, daily reporting methodologies among understudied and high functioning populations of interest, including moderate to heavy social drinkers, military veterans, deaf and hard of hearing individuals, female perpetrators, and relationship dyads. Observed moderators of the association between alcohol and IPV include depletion of self-control, acute symptomatology, anger, and fluctuations in relationship satisfaction. The lab has recently expanded its focus to incorporate alternative forms IPV, including stalking behavior and cyber aggression.
Believing that student-centered research is an effective way to learn, Bob continues his role as thesis adviser. He has been successful in connecting his student’s research and industry problems together.
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