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.


Mafirakureva N, Stone J, Fraser H, ..., Cleland C, ..., Vickerman P (2022).
An intensive model of care for hepatitis C virus screening and treatment with direct-acting antivirals in people who inject drugs in Nairobi, Kenya: A model-based cost-effectiveness analysis
Addiction, 117 (2), 411-424. doi: 10.1111/add.15630. PMCID: PMC8737065.

Kaplan-Lewis E, Banga J, Khan M, Casey E, Mazumdar M, Bratu S, Abdallah M, Pitts R, Leider J, Hennessey K, Cohen GM, Cleland CM, Salama C (2021).
HIV diagnosis and the clinical course of COVID-19 among patients seeking care within the New York City Public hospital system during the initial pandemic peak
AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 35 (12), 457-466. doi: 10.1089/apc.2021.0124.

He N, Cleland CM, Gwadz M, Sherpa D, Ritchie AS, Martinez BY, Collins LM (2021).
Understanding medical distrust among African American/Black and Latino persons living with HIV with sub-optimal engagement along the HIV care continuum: A machine learning approach
SAGE Open, 11 (4). doi: 10.1177/21582440211061314.

Fredericksen RJ, Whitney BM, Trejo E, Nance RM, Fitzsimmons E, Altice FL, Carrico AW, Cleland CM, Del Rio C, Duerr A,, El-Sadr WM, Kahana S, Kuo I, Mayer K, Mehta S, Ouellet LJ, Quan VM, Rich J, Seal DW, Springer S, Taxman F, Wechsberg W, Crane HM, Delaney JAC (2021).
Individual and poly-substance use and condomless sex among HIV-uninfected adults reporting heterosexual sex in a multi-site cohort
BMC Public Health, 21 (1), 2002. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-12026-7. PMCID: PMC8567631 .

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, 91 (6), 789-799. doi: 10.1037/ort0000579.


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.

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