Charles M. Cleland, PhD
CDUHR - Associate Director, Transdisciplinary Research Methods Core
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Senior Biostatistician
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, PhD, 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.


Kumar PC, Cleland CM, Latkin C, VanDevanter N, Siman N, Nguyen T, Nguyen L, Nguyen N, Shelley D (2018).
Social norms and self-efficacy to quit waterpipe use: Findings from a tobacco study among male smokers in rural Viet Nam
Journal of Smoking Cessation, 13 (3), 154-161. doi: 10.1017/jsc.2017.20.

Gwadz M, Freeman R, Leonard NR, Kutnick A, Silverman E, Ritchie A, Bolas J, Cleland CM, Tabac L, Hirsch M, Powlovich J (2018).
Understanding organizations serving runaway and homeless youth: A multi-setting, multi-perspective qualitative exploration
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal [Epub 2018 Jul 16]. doi: 10.1007/s10560-018-0563-3.

Palamar JJ, Le A, Cleland CM (2018).
Nonmedial opioid use among electronic dance music party attendees in New York City
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 186, 226-232. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.03.001. PMCID: PMC5911182.

Palamar JJ, Salomone A, Cleland CM, Sherman S (2018).
Willingness to provide a hair sample for drug testing among electronic dance music party attendees
Substance Abuse [Epub 2018 Apr 25]. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1469106.

Gwadz M, Freeman RM, Kutnick AH, Silverman E, Ritchie AS, Cleland CM, Leonard NR, Srinagesh A, Powlovich J, Bolas J (2018).
Do programs for runaway and homeless youth work? A qualitative exploration from the perspectives of youth clients in diverse settings
Frontiers in Public Health, 6, 112. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00112. PMCID: PMC5916963.


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