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.


Khan MR, Kapadia F, Geller A, Mazumdar M, Scheidell JD, Krause KD, Martino RJ, Cleland CM, Dyer TV, Ompad DC, Halkitis PN (2021).
Racial and ethnic disparities in “stop-and-frisk” experience among young sexual minority men in New York City
PLoS One, 16 (8), e0256201. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256201. PMCID: PMC8389488.

Feelemyer JP, Khan MR, Dyer TV, Turpin RE, Hucks-Ortiz C, Cleland CM, Scheidell JD, Hoff L, Mayer KH, Brewer RA (2021).
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness among Black men who have sex with men with a history of criminal justice involvement in six U.S. cities: Findings from the HPTN 061 study
Archives of Sexual Behavior [Epub 2021 Aug 24]. doi: 10.1007/s10508-021-02010-y.

Hoff L, Scheidell JD, Mazumdar M, Feelemyer J, Dyer TV, Turpin RE, Cleland CM, Caniglia EC, Remch M, Brewer R, Hucks-Ortiz C, Irvine NM, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2021).
The associations of incarceration and depression with healthcare experiences and utilization among Black men who have sex with men in HPTN 061
AIDS Care [Epub 2021 Aug 12]. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2021.1966695.

Sullivan KS, Park Y, Cleland CM, Merrill JC, Clarke-Walper K, Riviere LA (2021).
Association between cumulative risk and protective factors with mental distress among female military spouses
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry [Epub 2021 Aug 5]. doi: 10.1037/ort0000579.

Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Cleland CM, Sherman S (2021).
Reliability of a rapid screener for an intercept survey about drug use
Substance Use and Misuse [Epub 2021 Jul 27]. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2021.1954029.


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.

Dr. Cleland's Research Gate Profile
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