Dr. Palamar is an Assistant Professor of Population Health at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center and he a research affiliate at the NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR). He earned his BA in forensic psychology from CUNY, and earned his two masters degrees (in psychology and in public health) and doctorate (in public health) from NYU. His primary research focus is drug use epidemiology, with specialty in drug policy, club drugs, drug-related risky sexual behavior, and attitudinal predictors of drug use. He is interested in informing prevention and harm reduction among those at risk for adverse effects associated with drug use--particularly those in the nightclub and dance festival scenes. He has published somewhat extensively about drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy (MDMA, Molly), GHB, methamphetamine, ketamine, cocaine, and synthetic marijuana. Through his new NIH-funded grant he has begun to examine use of new and emerging synthetic drugs. He is also a data analyst and teaches statistics.