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, Pilot Study to Collect Saliva and Follow-up Survey Response Rates among EDM Party Attendees. Completed
Principal Investigator, Use of Psychoactive Drugs and Sexual Risk Behavior among Nightclub and Festival Attendees. Completed


Han BH, Han SS, Palamar JJ (2023).
Binge drinking among adults with hypertension in the USA, 2015-2020
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 38 (1), 257-259. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07754-4. PMCID: PMC9849520.

Palamar JJ, Fitzgerald ND, Grundy DJ, Black JC, Jewell JS, Cottler LB (2022).
Characteristics of poisonings involving ketamine in the United States, 2019-2021
Journal of Psychopharmacology [Epub 2022 Dec 7]. doi: 10.1177/02698811221140006.

Palamar JJ, Le A, Rutherford C, Keyes KM (2022).
Exploring potential bellwethers for drug-related mortality in the general population: A case for sentinel surveillance of trends in drug use among nightclub/festival attendees
Substance Use and Misuse [Epub 2022 Dec 5]. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2022.2151315.

Yang KH, Han BH, Moore AA, Palamar JJ (2022).
Trends in major depressive episodes and mental health treatment among older adults in the United States, 2010-2019
Journal of Affective Disorders, 318, 299-303. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.09.007. PMCID: PMC9530028.

Le A, Khoo E, Palamar JJ (2022).
Associations between oral health and cannabis use among adolescents and young adults: Implications for orthodontists
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (22), 15261. doi: 10.3390/ijerph192215261.

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