Portrait of Braden K. Linn.

Braden K. Linn

Visiting Assistant Professor

"Social workers provide more addictions treatment to Americans than any other profession. My research aims to personalize treatment to an individual’s needs, thus making treatment more effective and efficient."

Contact Information

442 Baldy Hall
Amherst, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-3256
Fax: 716-645-3456
Email: bradlinn@buffalo.edu

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Contact Information

442 Baldy Hall, Amherst, NY 14260 (view map)
Phone: 716-645-3256; Fax: 716-645-3456
Email: bradlinn@buffalo.edu


  • PhD, Social Welfare, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • MSW, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • MCMP, The University of Utah (2009)
  • BA, History, Westminster College (2002)

Professional/Research Interests

Alcohol use disorder treatment; recovery; novel intervention development; intensive longitudinal methods 


Braden K. Linn, PhD, LMSW is currently a visiting assistant professor at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions on the NIAAA-funded T32 Training grant on Alcohol Etiology and Treatment. A behavioral health researcher with interdisciplinary research and clinical training, Linn merges principles of emotion regulation and behavioral theory to understand the development, maintenance, and treatment of addictive behaviors. His current work is focusing on novel clinical interventions to enhance the success of alcohol use disorder treatment.

Linn’s previous work in addictions has examined clinician uptake of evidence-based practice, problem alcohol use among veterans and military populations, and service needs of women with opiate use disorder.

Before he was appointed a visiting assistant professor, he served as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Social Work. He was voted Adjunct Faculty of the Year in 2017, 2020, and 2021. In 2017, as a graduate student, Linn received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University at Buffalo.