Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor – Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use
Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Section on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use in the Department of Population Health. His research interests include predictors of risk behavior such as illicit drug use and unsafe sex. His most recent research investigates prevalence and correlates of use of novel psychoactive substances in the US and in New York City. He has been awarded two NIH loan repayment (LRP) awards and recently received a Research Career Development Award (K01) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Dr. Palamar is a Faculty Research Affiliate at the NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) and the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), and he teaches statistics at the NYU College of Nursing. In 2010, he was honored with the NYU Steinhardt Outstanding Dissertation Award and he has published in many peer-reviewed journals including Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Addiction, and International Journal of Drug Policy. He is also Associate Editor of Behavioral Medicine and Editorial Fellow at Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Dr. Palamar earned his PhD in Public Health from New York University in 2010. He also earned an MPH and an MA in educational psychology, both from New York University, and his BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College (CUNY).