Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH
NYU Langone Health - Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
PhD, Public Health, New York University
MPH, Public Health, New York University
MA, Educational Psychology, New York University
BA, Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Research Interests
Epidemiology of illicit drug use, Club drugs, Risky sexual intercourse, Stigma, Drug policy, Social epidemiology
Joseph Palamar’s research and publication record reflect his commitment to investigate the epidemiology of drug use. He has a diverse background in psychology, epidemiology, and in the study of drug use, and specializes in psychosocial correlates of drug use. He has focused heavily on the epidemiology of new psychoactive substance use, “club drug” use, and drug-related risky sexual behavior — especially within the electronic dance music (EDM) nightclub and festival scene. He also has extensive experience analyzing data from large national datasets such as Monitoring the Future and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Principal Investigator, Drug Use Among Nightclub and Dance Festival Attendees in New York City. Active
Principal Investigator, Development of a Rapid Survey to Detect Use of New and Emerging Drugs. Completed
Principal Investigator, Pilot Study Examining the Sexual Effects of Cannabis Use. Completed
Principal Investigator, Use of Psychoactive Drugs and Sexual Risk Behavior among Nightclub and Festival Attendees. Completed


Palamar JJ, Han BH, Keyes KM (2020).
Trends in characteristics of individuals who use methamphetamine in the United States, 2015-2018
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 213, 108089. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108089.

Han BH, Miyoshi M, Palamar JJ (2020).
Substance use among middle-aged and older lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in the United States, 2015 to 2017
Journal of General Internal Medicine [Epub 2020 Jun 1]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05635-2.

Palamar JJ (2020).
Increasing willingness to use synthetic drugs if offered among electronic dance music party attendees, 2017-2019
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs [Epub 2020 May 19]. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2020.1761574.

El Shahawy O, Sherman SE, Palamar JJ (2020).
High prevalence of tobacco product and e-cigarette use among electronic dance music party attendees
Substance Use and Misuse [Epub 2020 May 15]. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2020.1717536.

Palamar JJ, Le A (2020).
Self-correction of unreported marijuana use by participants taking a street-intercept survey
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse [Epub 2020 May 7]. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2020.1745219.

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