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Associate Professor of Population Health, New York University

Dr. Palamar is an Associate 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/HCV 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 been examining use of new and emerging synthetic drugs. He is also a data analyst and teaches statistics.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Population Health, New York University


  • 2010 
    New York University , PhD in Public Health
  • 2006 
    New York University, MPH
  • 2002 
    New York University, MA in Psychology
  • 2000 
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), BA in Forensic Psychology