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, New psychoactive substances, Stigma, Risky sexual intercourse
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 (2021).
Moving away from piecemeal trends: The need for multiple data sources in drug use trend analyses
Drug and Alcohol Review, 40 (6), 957-958. doi: 10.1111/dar.13263. PMCID: PMC8371063.

Han BH, Funk-White M, Ko R, Al-Rousan T, Palamar JJ (2021).
Decreasing perceived risk associated with regular cannabis use among older adults in the United States from 2015 to 2019
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69 (9), 2591-2597. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17213. PMCID: PMC8440375.

Barenholtz E, Krotulski AJ, Morris P, Fitzgerald ND, Le A, Papsun DM, Logan BK, Hahn WE, Goldberger BA, Cottler LB, Palamar JJ (2021).
Online surveillance of novel psychoactive substances (NPS): Monitoring Reddit discussions as a predictor of increased NPS-related exposures
International Journal of Drug Policy, 98, 103393. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103393.

Reid BE, Palamar JJ (2021).
Unmet need in relation to mental healthcare and past-month drug use among people with mental illness in the United States
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs [Epub 2021 Aug 17]. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2021.1962577.

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.

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