Robert J. Skutnik is a Senior Program Coordinator for the Center for Health and Social Research (CHSR), and a Contract Coordinator for the Center for Development of Human Services (CDHS), both parts of the Institute for Community Health Promotion (ICHP) at SUNY Buffalo State.
Robert received a Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 2001. He received Bachelor of Arts degrees in History, Political Science, and Urban Studies from Canisius College in 1998. He has an extensive background in public health and related areas with over 13 years of experience in the field through his work at CHSR. In his capacity as a Senior Program Coordinator, Robert serves as a grant administrator, as well as filling several roles at the project level including: subject recruitment, interviewing, data collection, data analysis, records maintenance, and IRB compliance. As Contract Coordinator for CDHS, he handles creation and administration of consultant contracts on CDHS projects for the Office of Children and Family Services and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. He has also served as Project Coordinator of the New York State Victim Assistance Academy, as a court liaison recruiting subjects for a major NIH funded research study, as well as serving as project staff on numerous federal, state, and privately funded research projects. He is a member of the West Side Youth Development Coalition, the New York State Crime Prevention Coalition, and the Trauma-Informed Care Initiative of Western New York where he serves as co-chair of the education sub-committee. He has a special interest in matters related to the elderly and disabled, specifically trauma-informed care for the aged, and the prevention of elder abuse.
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