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, Risky sexual intercourse, Stigma, Drug policy, Social epidemiology
Joseph Palamar’s research career reflects his commitment to investigate drug use, and how drug use and associated sexual risk behavior can lead to transmission of HIV. His research and publication record reflects his dedication to drug epidemiology and HIV research, and to pursuing an independent research career. Dr. Palamar has extensive experience analyzing large datasets with complex study designs such as Monitoring the Future (MTF) and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). He recently received a K01 (DA038800) to advance his training in qualitative methods and measure development. He is a new investigator with 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 correlates of “club drug” use and risky sexual behavior. He has also published extensively with MTF data, focusing heavily on adolescent drug use.
Principal Investigator, Development of a Rapid Survey to Detect Use of New and Emerging Drugs. Active
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, 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.

Han BH, Moore AA, Sherman SE, Palamar JJ (2018).
Prevalence and correlates of binge drinking among older adults with multimorbidity
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 187, 48-54. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.01.038.

Palamar JJ (2018).
What’s in a name? Correlates of ecstasy users knowing or agreeing that Molly is ecstasy/MDMA
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 50 (1), 88-93. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2017.1369200. PMCID: PMC5862755.

Dorsen C, Palamar J, Shedlin MG (2018).
Ceremonial ‘plant medicine’ use and its relationship to recreational drug use: An exploratory study
Addiction Research and Theory [Epub 2018 Mar 30]. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2018.1455187.

Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Ompad DC, Friedman SR (2018).
A qualitative investigation comparing psychosocial and physical sexual experiences related to alcohol and marijuana use among adults
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47 (3), 757-770. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0782-7. PMCID: PMC5250581.

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