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, 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, Use of Psychoactive Drugs and Sexual Risk Behavior among Nightclub and Festival Attendees. Completed


Han BH, Le A, Funk-White M, Palamar JJ (2021).
Cannabis and prescription drug use among older adults with functional impairment
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 61 (2), 246-250. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.01.042.

Palamar JJ (2021).
Past year kratom use in the U.S.: Estimates from a nationally representative sample
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 61 (2), 240-245. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.02.004.

Palamar JJ, Le A (2021).
Discordant reporting of vaping of cannabis among high school seniors in the United States
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse [Epub 2021 Jul 15]. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2021.1942030.

Palamar JJ, Fitzgerald ND, Cottler LB (2021).
Shifting awareness among electronic dance music party attendees that drugs may contain fentanyl or other adulterants
International Journal of Drug Policy, 97, 103353. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103353.

Le A, Han BH, Palamar JJ (2021).
When national drug surveys “take too long”: An examination of who is at risk for survey fatigue
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 225, 108769. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108769. PMCID: PMC8282613.

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