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 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, Development of a Rapid Survey to Detect Use of New and Emerging Drugs. Active
Principal Investigator, Drug Use Among Nightclub and Dance Festival Attendees in New York City. 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 (2019).
Use of “Lean” among electronic dance music party attendees
American Journal on Addictions, 28 (5), 347-352. doi: 10.1111/ajad.12897.

Palamar JJ (2019).
Commentary on Ondersma et al. (2019): Will better self-report screening instruments be enough to detect drug use during pregnancy?
Addiction, 114 (9), 1694-1695. doi: 10.1111/add.14717.

Palamar JJ, Le A (2019).
Underreporting of drug use on a survey of electronic dance music party attendees
Addiction Research and Theory [Epub 2019 Aug 20]. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1653860.

Palamar JJ, Le A, Acosta P (2019).
Posting, texting, and related social risk behavior while high
Substance Abuse [Epub 2019 Aug 5]. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1635966.

Han BH, Ko R, Palamar JJ (2019).
Substance use by adults with medical multimorbidity in the United States, 2015-2016
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 34 (8), 1394-1396. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-04980-1. PMCID: PMC6667537.

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