Robert H. Remien, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D., is Director of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health and is Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University. Dr. Remien is also Director of the HIV Center's Administrative Core, Faculty Mentor for HIV Center Postdoctoral Fellows, and Clinical Supervisor to psychiatric residents in training. His research is focused on mental health, sexual risk behavior, and adherence to treatment and care, and he has developed and tested several behavioral interventions in these domains in both domestic and international settings.
As a researcher in the HIV Center from its beginnings, he has published numerous articles on psychopathology and psychological resilience, psychoimmunology, coping and adaptation to chronic illness among individuals, couples, and families, sexual and health behaviors, long-term survival with HIV/AIDS, and acute HIV-infection. Dr. Remien has worked to facilitate numerous collaborations and partnerships among health departments, community-based organizations, and clinic sites on behalf of the HIV Center and its investigators throughout its history.
He has served as Chair for the New York State Psychological Association's Task Force on AIDS, a member of the New York City's Department of Health Prevention Planning Group, and senior faculty for the American Psychological Association's HIV training program for psychologists. He also maintains a part-time private practice in clinical psychology in Manhattan.
Dr. Robert Remien's research is focused on mental health, sexual risk behavior, and adherence to treatment and care, and he has developed and tested several behavioral interventions in these domains in both domestic and international settings.