Charles M. Cleland, PhD
CDUHR - Director, Transdisciplinary Research Methods Core
NYU Langone Health - Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
PhD, Psychology, New School for Social Research
MA, Psychology, New School for Social Research
BA, Psychology, Hampden-Sydney College

Research Interests
HIV prevention, Health disparities, Substance use, Sexual health, Longitudinal data analysis
Charles Cleland is a quantitative psychologist and biostatistician with more than ten years of experience in the field of public health research. His methodological interests include longitudinal data analysis, meta­-analysis, respondent­ driven sampling, and multilevel modeling. His substantive research interests include health disparities, particularly in the areas of substance use and infectious disease.


Palamar JJ, Le A, Acosta P, Cleland CM (2019).
Consistency of self-reported drug use among electronic dance music party attendees
Drug and Alcohol Review [Epub 2019 Sep 15]. doi: 10.1111/dar.12982.

Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Cleland CM (2019).
The influence of viewing a headline about ecstasy/Molly adulteration on future intentions to use
Journal of Substance Use [Epub 2019 Sep 12]. doi: 10.1080/14659891.2019.1664660.

McNeely J, Haley SJ, Smith AJ, Leonard NR, Cleland CM, Ferdschneider M, Calderoni M, Sleiter L, Ciotoli C, Adam A (2019).
Computer self-administered screening for substance use in university student health centers
Journal of American College Health, 67 (6), 541-550. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1498852. PMCID: PMC6428636.

Jiang N, Cleland CM, Wang MP, Kwong A, Lai V, Lam TH (2019).
Perceptions and use of e-cigarettes among young adults in Hong Kong
BMC Public Health, 19 (1), 1123. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7464-z. PMCID: PMC6697992.

Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Le A, Cleland CM, Nelson LS (2019).
Adverse drug-related effects among electronic dance music party attendees
International Journal of Drug Policy, 73, 81-87. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.07.005.


Kurth AE, Spielberg F, Cleland CM, Lambdin B, Bangsberg DR, Frick PA, Severynen AO, Clausen M, Norman RG, Lockhart D, Simoni JM, Holmes KK (2014).
Computerized counseling reduces HIV-1 viral load and sexual transmission risk: Findings from a randomized controlled trial
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 65 (5), 611-620. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000100. PMCID: PMC3999203.

Marsch LA, Guarino H, Acosta M, Aponte-Melendez Y, Cleland C, Grabinski M, Brady R, Edwards J (2014).
Web-based behavioral treatment for substance use disorders as a partial replacement of standard methadone maintenance treatment
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46 (1), 43-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2013.08.012. PMCID: PMC3839618 .

Rosenblum A, Joseph H, Fong, C, Kipnis S, Cleland CM, Portenoy RK (2003).
Prevalence and characteristics of chronic pain among chemically dependent patients in methadone maintenance and residential treatment facilities
Journal of the American Medical Association, 289 (18), 2370-2378. doi: 10.1001/jama.289.18.2370.

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