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.


Aronson ID, Cleland CM, Rajan S, Marsch LA, Bania TC (2019).
Computer-based substance use reporting and acceptance of HIV testing among emergency department patients
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2019 May 2]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02517-5.

Dunn Navarra AM, Ford H, Cleland CM, Liang E, Rodriguez K (2019).
Engaging and Supporting Youth to Promote Adherence Success (EASYPAS): A cognitive behavioral intervention for youth living with HIV
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30 (3), 372-378. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000034.

Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Cleland CM (2019).
Planned and unplanned drug use during a night out at an electronic dance music party
Substance Use and Misuse, 54 (6), 885-893. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2018.1529186. PMCID: PMC6476644.

Palamar JJ, Salomone A, Cleland CM, Sherman S (2019).
Willingness to provide a hair sample for drug testing among electronic dance music party attendees
Substance Abuse, 40 (1), 116-123. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1469106. PMCID: PMC6202259.

Gwadz M, Freeman R, Leonard NR, Kutnick A, Silverman E, Ritchie A, Bolas J, Cleland CM, Tabac L, Hirsch M, Powlovich J (2019).
Understanding organizations serving runaway and homeless youth: A multi-setting, multi-perspective qualitative exploration
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 36 (2), 201-217. doi: 10.1007/s10560-018-0563-3. PMCID: PMC6456902.


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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