Alexandra Kutnick
Alexandra Kutnick, PhD
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Postdoctoral Fellow
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Associate Research Scientist
PhD, Applied Psychology, New York University
MA, Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Columbia University
BA, Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests
Behavioral interventions, Trauma, Health disparities, Emerging adulthood, Vulnerable populations, Structural competence
Alexandra Kutnick is a psychologist and post-doctoral fellow. Her background spans both research and clinical practice in the areas of problematic substance use, coping with serious illness, trauma and its sequela and mental health interventions. Her research interests include using mixed methods approaches to study health disparities and to develop structurally competent interventions to ameliorate physical and mental health outcomes among people suffering from poverty and its consequences.


Gwadz M, Freeman R, Leonard NR, Kutnick A, Silverman E, Ritchie A, Bolas J, Cleland CM, Tabac L, Hirsch M, Powlovich J (2018).
Understanding organizations serving runaway and homeless youth: A multi-setting, multi-perspective qualitative exploration
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal [Epub 2018 Jul 16]. doi: 10.1007/s10560-018-0563-3.

Gwadz M, Leonard NR, Honig S, Freeman R, Kutnick A, Ritchie AS (2018).
Doing battle with “the monster:” How high-risk heterosexuals experience and successfully manage HIV stigma as a barrier to HIV testing
International Journal of Equity Health, 17 (1), 46. doi: 10.1186/s12939-018-0761-9. PMCID: PMC5910579.

Gwadz M, Freeman RM, Kutnick AH, Silverman E, Ritchie AS, Cleland CM, Leonard NR, Srinagesh A, Powlovich J, Bolas J (2018).
Do programs for runaway and homeless youth work? A qualitative exploration from the perspectives of youth clients in diverse settings
Frontiers in Public Health, 6, 112. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00112. PMCID: PMC5916963.

Stevens ER, Nucifora K, Zhou Q, Braithwaite RS, Cleland CM, Ritchie AS, Kutnick AH, Gwadz MV (2018).
Cost-effectiveness of peer- versus venue-based approaches for detecting undiagnosed HIV among heterosexuals in high-risk New York City neighborhoods
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 77 (2), 183-192. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001578. PMCID: PMC5762425.

Kutnick AH, Gwadz MV, Cleland CM, Leonard NR, Freeman R, Ritchie AS, McCright-Gill T, Ha K, Martinez BY (2017).
It’s a process: Reactions to HIV diagnosis and engagement in HIV care among high-risk heterosexuals
Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 100. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00100. PMCID: PMC5423945.

Dr. Kutnick's ResearchGate Profile