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Kelly S. McCracken

Assistant Director/Senior Research Scientist
(716) 878-6137
Campus Address: Classroom Building A203

Background and Job Description

Dr. Marczynski is the Assistant Director and a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Health and Social Research, as well as Managing Director of the Center for Development of Human Services. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and earned her Master's and Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Community Health from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Marczynski has worked with Dr. Wieczorek for over 20 years on various research projects providing scientific and advisory support.

Her major job responsibilities include coordination of scientific portions of Center projects, assistance in writing Center-related grant proposals, questionnaire development, CATI system administration, data management and analysis, interpretation and presentation of results, and various evaluation activities. In addition, she teaches professional development and graduate-level courses in epidemiology and project evaluation.

Memberships and Additional Affiliations:

Member, American Evaluation Association

Member, Research Society on Alcoholism

Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research

Member, American Association for Public Opinion Research

Advisory Board Member, Buffalo 180 Project

Selected Publications:

Marczynski, K.S. & Wieczorek, W.F., & Nochajski, T.H. (2010). The impact of DWI arrest on the way offenders view their drinking: Does it differ by DWI history and alcohol diagnosis? Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 34(6), Supplement.
Marczynski, K.S., Pawlowski, R., Skutnik, R., Feroleto, L., & Wieczorek, W.F. (2010). The Buffalo Longitudinal Study: Finding Respondents After a 15-year Lapse. Center for Health and Social Research at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. Paper presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.
Marczynski, K.S., Wieczorek, W.F., Nochajski, T.H., & Tetewsky, S.J. (2007). Using Research Data to Parameterize Risky Sexual Behavior and Alcohol Use. Interface Abstracts, 43. Presented at Interface 2007. The 39th Symposium on the Interface of Computing Science and Statistics: Systems Biology, Philadelphia, PA.
Marczynski, K.S., Wieczorek, W.F., Nochajski, T.H., & Russell, M. (2004). Lifetime measures of alcohol consumption among DWI offenders. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 28(5), Supplement, 33A. Presented at the Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Marczynski, K.S., Welte, J.W., Ferby, E.N. & Marshall, J.R., (1999). Prevalence and Determinants of Alcohol-Related Problems. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse,25(4), 715-730. PMID: 1058444

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