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Health & Addictions Research Center

Our Mission:

To facilitate the advancement of knowledge and community wellness across the University, region, and nation through conducting and facilitating ethical and high quality social and behavioral research in health and addictions via community partnerships and dynamic interdisciplinary collaboration with a commitment to innovation and dissemination.

Our Vision:
  • Establishing dynamic partnerships with colleagues, researchers, public agencies, and the community 
  • Providing education and services to improve the health and wellness of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Western New York, and beyond
  • Conducting and presenting research of the highest standard in ethics and design
  • To be a leader in training of undergraduate and graduate students

Our People

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Joseph S. Baschnagel, Ph.D.

Department Chair
Department of Psychology, CLA



Stephanie Godleski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, CLA

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Marjorie Prokosch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, CLA


Rebecca Houston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, CLA

Our Research

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Child Hostile Attributions and Psychophysiology Study (CHAPS)

Dr. Baschnagel and Dr. Godleski's study aims to assess the psychophysiological correlates of impulsive and aggressive thoughts and behaviors in children and young adults.

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Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Mobile App

In collaboration with RIT software engineering students, Dr. Baschnagel leads this project in the development of a mobile app that will collect heart rate variability biofeedback data for students on emotion regulation and health.

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Hostility and Impulsivity: Substance Use and Social Relationships

Dr. Godleski is investigating group differences in relation between substance problems, hostility, impulsivity, and conflict in relationships. In particular, trying to determine the best way to measure these concepts in college students. (Dr. Godleski)


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