Antoinette Schoenthaler
Antoinette Schoenthaler, EdD
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health and Medicine
EdD, Health Education and Behavior, Teachers College, Columbia University
Research Interests
Medication adherence, Patient-physician communication, Minority health, Translational research, Behavior change theory/methods, Motivational interviewing, mHealth
Antoinette Schoenthaler is an Assistant Professor of Population Health and Medicine. She has an EdD in Health Education and Behavior from Columbia University with an interest in understanding the mechanisms underlying racial disparities in chronic disease. Her research focuses on examining the reasons for patients’ decision to adhere to prescribed medications and lifestyle behaviors, with emphasis on psychosocial and interpersonal factors such as depression, self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, and patient-physician communication. Dr. Schoenthaler has extensive experience in development and implementation of clinic and community-based interventions targeted at cardiovascular risk reduction in diverse settings such as faith-based organizations, senior centers, and primary care practices. Dr. Schoenthaler is also a certified motivational interviewing trainer in the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), Inc. Currently, she leads motivational interviewing trainings and coaching sessions for community health workers and staff members as well as implements the treatment fidelity protocol to assess how well motivational interviewing is being delivered.


Hu L, Islam N, Trinh-Shevrin C, Wu B, Feldman N, Tamura K, Jiang N, Lim S, Wang C, Bubu OM, Schoenthaler A, Ogedegbe G, Sevick MA (2022).
A social media-based diabetes intervention for low-income Mandarin-speaking Chinese immigrants in the United States: Feasibility study
JMIR Formative Research, 6 (5), e37737. doi: 10.2196/37737.

Tseng TY, Krebs P, Schoenthaler A, Wong S, Sherman S, Gonzalez M, Urbina A, Cleland CM, Shelley D (2017).
Combining text messaging and telephone counseling to increase varenicline adherence and smoking abstinence among cigarette smokers living with HIV: A randomized controlled study
AIDS and Behavior, 21 (7), 1964-1974. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1538-z. PMCID: PMC5554578.

West TV, Schoenthaler A (2017).
Color-blind and multicultural strategies in medical settings
Social Issues and Policy Review, 11 (1), 124-158. doi: 10.1111/sipr.12029.

Shelley D, Tseng TY, Gonzalez M, Krebs P, Wong S, Furberg R, Sherman S, Schoenthaler A, Urbina A, Cleland CM (2015).
Correlates of adherence to varenicline among HIV+ smokers
Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 17 (8), 968-974. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntv068. PMCID: PMC4580547.

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