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.


Jones T, Luth EA, Cleland CM, Brody AA (2024).
Race and ethnicity are related to undesirable home health care outcomes in seriously ill older adults
Journal of the American Medical Direcctors Association, 25 (6), 104983. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2024.03.003. PMCID: PMC11139601.

Feelemyer J, Braithwaite RS, Zhou Q, Cleland CM, Manandhar-Sasaki P, Wilton L, Ritchie A, Collins LM, Gwadz MV (2024).
Empirical development of a behavioral intervention for African American/Black and Latino persons with unsuppressed HIV viral load levels: An application of the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) using cost-effectiveness as an optimization objective
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2024 Apr 25]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-024-04335-w.

Feelemyer J, Duncan DT, Akhidenor N, Mazumdar M, Irvine NM, Scheidell JD, Brewer RA, Turpin RE, Hucks-Ortiz C, Dyer TV, Cleland CM, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2024).
Police harassment and psychiatric, sexual, and substance use risk among Black sexual minority men and Black transgender women in the HIV Prevention Trials 061 cohort
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities [Epub 2024 Apr 12]. doi: 10.1007/s40615-024-01909-1.

Feelemyer J, Des Jarlais DC, Nagot N, Huong DT, Oanh KTH, Khue PM, Giang HT, Thanh NTT, Cleland CM, Arasteh K, Caniglia E, Chen Y, Bart G, Moles JP, Vinh VH, Vallo R, Quillet C, Rapoud D, Le SM, Michel L, Laureillard D, Khan MR (2024).
Utility of self-report antiretroviral adherence for predicting HIV viral load among persons who inject drugs in Hai Phong Vietnam: Assessing differences by methamphetamine use
AIDS Care, 36 (4), 553-560. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2023.2275041. PMCID: PMC10932855.

Feelemyer J, Bershteyn A, Scheidell JD, Brewer R, Dyer TV, Cleland CM, Hucks-Ortiz C, Justice A, Mayer K, Grawert A, Kaufman JS, Braithwaite S, Khan MR (2024).
Impact of decarceration plus alcohol, substance use, and mental health screening on life expectancies of Black sexual minority men and Black transgender women (BSMM/BTW) living with HIV in the United States: A simulation study based on HPTN 061
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 95 (1), 283-290. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000003354. PMCID: PMC10922416.


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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