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About the CNR

The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) is dedicated to providing resources to support faculty and students to develop and advance nursing and interprofessional science.

CNR staff provide methodological and clinical research consultation to the School of Nursing faculty, students and staff. The Center is a repository for information on internal and external sources of funding, including guidelines and application forms. The Center also houses a research library and research instrument repository.

Faculty and Staff

Yu-Ping Chang.

Senior Associate Dean
Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Endowed Professor
Chair - Family, Community and Health Systems Sciences

101 C Wende Hall
Telephone: 716-829-2015
Email: yc73@buffalo.edu

In addition to her role as the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Yu Ping Chang, PhD, RN, is an associate professor teaching courses that include Quantitative Research Methods and Data Management and Analysis with SPSS. Her areas of research include substance use and prescription medication use in older adults and caregiving and medication management for individuals with dementia.

Christopher Barrick.

Research Associate Professor

303 Wende Hall
Phone: 716-829-3280
Email: cbarrick@buffalo.edu

As a part of the CNR, Christopher Barrick will continue his research in the substance use field. His research interests focus on two broad areas: looking at effective ways to disseminate evidence-based interventions into broad clinical practice and using technology to facilitate clinical substance abuse research. He has developed an alternate form of the telephone-based clinical skill assessment tool (T-CAT), with an interactive voice recording (IVR)-based approach to assessment. This has promise as a method to allow for improved clinical skill assessment for a variety of training methods in the alcohol and drug abuse treatment fields. 

Portrait of Diane Dempsey.

Diane Dempsey, MS, CRA

CNR and SON Grant Manager

101 D Wende Hall
Phone: 716-829-3105
Email: ddempsey@buffalo.edu

As the manager of the CNR and SON grants, Dempsey manages the finances and the application process for grants in the School of Nursing.  She also supervises the CNR staff, coordinates the work flow for the RAs of the CNR and oversees the smooth running of the office. Dempsey brings her expertise in grant administration and her years of experience with UB Sponsored Projects to her role in the CNR.

image of Dr. Li.

Professor and Statistician

201 B Wende Hall
Phone: 716-829-3344
Email: chinshan@buffalo.edu

Through the CNR, Chin-Shang Li provides consultations in developing sample size estimates and data analysis plans for grant applications, conceiving, overseeing and conducting analyses of existing datasets and participating in research dissemination through the development of publications and presentation.

Nicole Roma.

Nicole Roma

Staff Assistant

321 D Wende Hall
Phone: 716-829-3205
Email: njaloisi@buffalo.edu

Carleara Weiss.

Carleara Weiss, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

312 Wende Hall
Email: carleara@buffalo.edu

Research Assistants