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, Acosta P (2020).
On the efficacy of online drug surveys during the time of COVID-19
Substance Abuse, 41 (3), 283-285. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2020.1784362.

Palamar JJ, Le A, Acosta P (2020).
Posting, texting, and related social risk behavior while high
Substance Abuse, 41 (3), 382-390. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1635966. PMCID: PMC7122951.

Le A, Yockey A, Palamar JJ (2020).
Use of “poppers” among adults in the United States, 2015-2017
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs [Epub 2020 Jul 15]. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2020.1791373.

Palamar JJ, Salomone A, Keyes KM (2020).
Underreporting of drug use among electronic dance music party attendees
Clinical Toxicology [Epub 2020 Jul 9]. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2020.1785488.

Palamar JJ, Salomone A, Barratt MJ (2020).
Drug checking to detect fentanyl and new psychoactive substances
Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 33 (4), 301-305. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000607. PMCID: PMC7255931.

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