Welcome to the UB Smoking Research Lab


The Smoking Research Lab is located in the University at Buffalo’s psychology department, within the clinical psychology program. The lab is led by Dr. Stephen Tiffany, full professor and psychology department chair.

The lab is dedicated to understanding processes involved in the development and maintenance of substance use disorders. Current and past research projects have investigated the role of craving in substance dependence, effects of drug availability on craving and drug-seeking, smoking topography in low-level smokers, and development of ecological assessments of cigarette smoking. Although our lab members primarily study addictive processes in smokers, Dr. Tiffany and his students are broadly interested in the applications and implications of their findings to substance use disorders in general.

The individual pages of our website include information on Dr. Stephen Tiffany and his graduate students, current research projects, graduate student training in the clinical psychology program, and undergraduate research opportunities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us.

*Dr. Tiffany does not plan to accept any students to begin in fall 2017.



Quick links:

     University at Buffalo’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program homepage

     University at Buffalo’s Clinical Psychology Student Handbook, 2015

     Apply to the UB psychology Master’s or Ph.D. program

                 Ph.D. application deadline is December 1, 2016

                 Master’s application deadline is March 1, 2017