Faculty Experts

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Substance Abuse
 

Dolores Cimini

Dolores Cimini
Department: University Counseling Center
Department: Director
Department: Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program


Expert in the following: Psychology; mental health issues; suicide prevention; alcohol and other drug abuse prevention in college students; peer counseling and peer education; college student hotlines; peer theater programs; disability issues
Campus phone: (518) 442-5800
Campus email: dcimini@uamail.albany.edu


Rob Edelman

Rob Edelman
College of Arts and Sciences
Lecturer
Department: Judaic Studies
Department: Art


Expert in the following: Baseball and film
Campus phone: (518) 442-4020
Campus email: robre25@yahoo.com


Heather Larkin

Heather Larkin
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor


Expert in the following: Substance abuse; co-occurring disorders; impact of adverse childhood experiences; homelessness; aging; meditation interventions; integrative service system responses; Integral Restorative Processes (IRP)
Campus phone: (518) 591-8779
Campus email: hlarkin@albany.edu


Mark Muraven

Mark Muraven
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Self-control; addiction; motivation; emotion.
Campus phone: (518) 442-4123
Campus email: muraven@albany.edu


Estela Rivero

Estela Rivero
University at Albany
Director of Counseling
Department: University Counseling Center


Expert in the following: Clinical psychology; addiction; recovery; prevention
Campus phone: (518) 442-5800
Campus email: erivero@uamail.albany.edu


Shadi Saleh

Shadi Saleh
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior


Expert in the following: Prescription drugs; hospital sector; health care financing; health care outcomes; pay-for-performance; substance abuse
Campus phone: (518) 402-0333
Campus email: ssaleh@albany.edu


Bruce Svare

Bruce Svare
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Steroid abuse among athletes (Olympic, professional, collegiate, high school, youth); early specialization and professionalization of young athletes; overemphasis on winning; material rewards (e.g., athletics scholarships and professional contracts); academic corruption in high schools and colleges; increasing of performance enhancing drugs; declining sportsmanship; violence exhibited by athletes, coaches, parents, and fans; media coverage of young athletes; sports gambling; Title IX; increasing abandonment of intramural, recreational, and fitness-based needs of kids; rising obesity; increasing incidents of sports injury, burnout, and overtraining of young athletes
Campus phone: (518) 442-4848
Campus email: svare@cnsunix.albany.edu


Starr Wood

Starr Wood
School of Social Welfare
Assistant Professor


Expert in the following: HIV/AIDS, health care for indigent and underserved groups
Campus phone: (518) 437-3680
Campus email: sawood@albany.edu


Edelgard Wulfert

Edelgard Wulfert
College of Arts and Sciences
Dean
Department: Professor
Department: Psychology


Expert in the following: Psychology; gambling; substance abuse; sexual risk behaviors; addiction
Campus phone: (518) 442-4654
Campus email: ewulfert@uamail.albany.edu