Buffalo Center for Social Research

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Parker Hall on South Campus, home to the Buffalo Center for Social Research

The Buffalo Center for Social Research (BCSR) facilitates Social Work faculty and graduate students’ research programs by providing assistance in securing extramural support for their scholarly, research, teaching and community service activities through individual, collaborative and interdisciplinary grant proposal submissions.


The Behavioral Health Clinic (BHC) helps UB translate addictions research into effective treatments for individuals with drinking problems.
Based on human rights perspectives, the members of the IRRI utilize research as a tool to sustain the dignity of every immigrant and refugee.
The Institute for Healthy Engagement and Resilience with Technology (iHeartTech) works to develop and strengthen beneficial and ethical approaches to engage, intervene, and evaluate the best ways to use technology with people who are vulnerable, and those who serve them.
Our mission is to promote and support global engagement, collaboration and professional action among social work faculty, students, graduates and staff.
Provides research and training for organizations regarding trauma and trauma-informed care through evaluation, trauma-specific treatment interventions, training, and more.
The purpose of UBARI is to initiate, encourage, support and conduct interdisciplinary joint research in the social and behavioral sciences as it relates to identified areas of need.