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Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

HIV Center Director

Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
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Robert H. Remien, Ph.D., is Director of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies and Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University and in the NY State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Remien is also Associate Director of the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health, a faculty mentor for HIV Center Postdoctoral Fellows, and a 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, adherence to HIV care and treatment, 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. Most recently, he served as Data Committee Co-Chair for the NY State Governor’s Ending the HIV Epidemic Task Force and continues to serve on the NY State AIDS Advisory Council Ending the HIV Epidemic Committee. He also maintains a part-time private practice in clinical psychology in Manhattan.


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