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Thomas Nochajski

Research Professor, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo

Dr. Nochajski does research related to veterans, substance use, homelessness, and trauma. He is co-director of the Center for Trauma Informed care with Susan Green. He collaborates with Kelly Patterson in research related to chronic homelessness, trauma, substance use, and childhood sexual abuse among adult women. He is active with Joining Forces, a collaboration between the UB SSW and the School of Nursing which provides research and services related to U.S. military veterans in Western NY. His study, Managing Heavy Drinking to Avoid Impaired Driving: A Study of Interlock Users is funded by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE). He also works with HAWNY, Homeless Alliance of WNY and recently received an award along with Dr. Kelly Patterson (UBSSW) for their work on chronically homeless women in Buffalo.