• UBNow Article: “Access to cannabis for cancer patients is not equitable”
    Check out Dr. Rebecca Ashare’s feature in UBNow discussing our lab’s recently published article, “Social Determinants of Health Associated with How Cannabis is Obtained and Used in Patients with Cancer Receiving Care a Cancer Treatment Center in Pennsylvania,” co-authored by ENABLE Lab member Esther Turay! Click the link to view the UBNow article: https://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2023/05/ashare-access-to-cannabis.html
  • Recent Abstract
    ENABLE Lab member Brittney Greene’s abstract entitled: “Examining Behavioral Economic Strategies to Improve Recruitment and Retention Rates across Four Randomized Controlled Trials” will be recognized as a Meritorious Abstract at the upcoming meeting for the Society of Behavioral Medicine in April 2023!
  • New Publication
    A recent publication from the ENABLE lab sheds light on how critical drivers of health disparities (such as race, gender, and income) are associated with where patients with cancer obtain cannabis, what forms they use, and what may influence their purchase decisions. As rates of cannabis use rise in patients with cancer, identifying opportunities to […]
  • New Award
    ENABLE Lab member Esther Turay was awarded a SUNY/OMH Mental Health Scholarship which supports students in mental health fields. This is a prestigious and well-deserved honor. Check out her feature in UBNow: https://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2023/04/mental-health-scholarships.html Learn more about the program here: https://www.suny.edu/diversity/mentalhealth-scholarship/
  • Welcome to our new Research Assistants!
    The ENABLE lab is excited to welcome four new Research Assistants this Fall! Go to the Our Team page to learn more! Ashlan Hubbard Ashlan is a senior at UB majoring in Psychology and minoring in Neuroscience. She plans to go to graduate school to pursue a degree in clinical psychology. Geetha Janga Geetha is […]
  • What Do Oncology Providers Need to Know About Cannabis Use in Patients With Cancer?
    A recent commentary published in ASCO Daily News by Dr. Ashare, Director of the ENABLE lab, and colleagues at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania highlights the importance and need for more research around how patients with cancer are using cannabis to manage cancer- or treatment-related symptoms. Although more research is needed, oncology […]
  • Welcome to the ENABLE Lab!
    The UB Enhancing Research in Behavioral Health (ENABLE) lab, directed by Dr. Rebecca Ashare, is committed to advancing research and intervention methods aimed at improving overall quality of life for people with medical and psychiatric conditions. We do this by helping people improve health behaviors and by addressing health disparities through innovative science and community […]