Senior Research Scientist
Research Institute on Addictions
Adjunct Faculty, Pediatrics & Psychology
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Rina Das Eiden, PhD is Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions, and adjunct faculty in Pediatrics and Psychology, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology). Dr. Eiden received her doctorate from the University of Maryland. She has been conducting prospective studies with children and families at high risk due to parental substance abuse from the prenatal period to adolescence. The focus of this program of research is to examine potential etiological processes in the development of risk and resilience among children of drug using parents. She has focused on parenting, self-regulation, and stress as primary mediating mechanisms in these studies.