Chuck Cleland
Charles M. Cleland, PhD
CDUHR - Co-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.


Cleland CM, Gwadz M, Collins LM, Wilton L, Sherpa D, Dorsen C, Leonard NR, Cluesman SR, Martinez BY, Ritchie AS, Ayvazyan M (2021).
African American/Black and Latino adults with detectable HIV viral load evidence substantial risk for polysubstance substance use and co-occurring problems: A latent class analysis
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2021 Mar 8]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03212-0.

Remch M, Duncan DT, Geller A, Turpin R, Dyer T, Scheidell JD, Cleland CM, Kaufman JS, Brewer R, Hucks-Ortiz C, van der Mei W, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2021).
Police harassment and psychosocial vulnerability, distress, and depressive symptoms among Black men who have sex with men in the U.S.: Longitudinal analysis of HPTN 061
SSM Population Health, 13, 100753. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100753. PMCID: PMC7902537.

Inwani I, Chhun N, Agot K, Cleland CM, Rao SO, Nduati R, Kinuthia J, Kurth AE (2021).
Preferred HIV testing modalities among adolescent girls and young women in Kenya
Journal of Adolescent Health, 68 (3), 497-507. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.07.007.

Gwadz M, Cleland CM, Freeman R, Wilton L, Collins LM, Hawkins R, Ritchie AS, Leonard NR, Jonas DF, Korman A, Cluesman S, He N, Sherpa D (2021).
Stopping, starting, and sustaining HIV antiretroviral therapy: A mixed-methods exploration among African American/Black and Latino long-term survivors of HIV in an urban context
BMC Public Health, 21 (1), 419. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10464-x. PMCID: PMC7912958.

Gwadz M, Campos S, Freeman R, Cleland CM, Wilton L, Sherpa D, Ritchie AS, Hawkins RL, Allen JY, Martinez BY, Dorsen C, Collins LM, Hroncich T, Cluesman SR, Leonard NR (2021).
Black and Latino persons living with HIV evidence risk and resilience in the context of COVID-19: A mixed-methods study of the early phase of the pandemic
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2021 Feb 10]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03177-0. PMCID: PMC7873114.


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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