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.


Filippone P, Serrano S, Campos S, Freeman R, Cluesman SR, Israel K, Amos B, Cleland CM, Gwadz M (2023).
Understanding why racial/ethnic inequities along the HIV care continuum persist in the United States: A qualitative exploration of systemic barriers from the perspectives of African American/Black and Latino persons living with HIV
International Journal for Equity in Health, 22 (168), 168. doi: 10.1186/s12939-023-01992-6. PMCID: PMC10466874.

Feelemyer JP, Duncan DT, Remch M, Kaufman JS, Cleland CM, Geller AB, Dyer TV, Scheidell JD, Turpin RE, Brewer RA, Hucks-Ortiz C, Mazumdar M, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2023).
Associations between police harassment and distrust in and reduced access to healthcare among Black sexual minority men: A longitudinal analysis of HPTN 061
PLoS One, 18 (8), e0290378. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0290378. PMCID: PMC10437825.

Strayhorn JC, Cleland CM, Vanness DJ, Wilton L, Gwadz M, Collins LM (2023).
Using decision analysis for intervention value efficiency to select optimized interventions in the multiphase optimization strategy
Health Psychology [Epub 2023 Aug 3]. doi: 10.1037/hea0001318.

Remch M, Scheidell JD, Cleland CM, Turpin R, Duncan DT, Dyer TT, Kaufman JS, Mazumdar M, Brewer R, Feelemyer J, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2023).
Mediation of the effect of incarceration on selling sex among Black sexual minority men and Black transgender women in the HPTN 061 study
AIDS and Behavior, 27 (8), 2791-2802. doi: 10.1007/s10461-023-04003-5.

Choi S, O'Grady MA, Cleland CM, Knopf E, Hong S, D'Aunno T, Bao Y, Ramsey KS, Neighbors CJ (2023).
Clinics Optimizing MEthadone Take-homes for opioid use disorder (COMET): Protocol for a stepped-wedge randomized trial to facilitate clinic level changes
PLoS One, 18 (6), e0286859. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0286859. PMCID: PMC10256218.


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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