Robert H. Remien, PhD

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  • 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, domesitcally and internationally, on behalf of the HIV Center and its investigators throughout its history.

He recently served on the NYS Governor's Task Force to develop a Blueprint for "Ending the HIV Epidemic" (EtE) in NYS; and continues to serve on the NYS AIDS Advisory Council's EtE Committee, providing guidance for implementation of the EtE Blueprint. 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.

Research

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.

Grants

Principal Investigator, “HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies.” NIMH P30 MH43520, 2013-2018

Principal Investigator, Use of ARV Drug Levels in DBS to Assess and Manage ART Adherence in South Africa.” R01 AI122300, 2015-2020

Principal Investigator, “Masivukeni: A Multimedia ART Adherence Intervention for Resource-Limed Settings.” NIMH R01 MH95576, 2011-2017

Co-Investigator, “Regional AIDS Education and Training Center” (AETC). H4A HA00071, 2005-2019

Co-Investigator, “Strategies to Optimize ART Services for Maternal and Child Health: The MCH-ART Study.” NICHD R01 HD74558 (Principal Investigators, Elaine Abrams, M.D. and Landon Myer, M.D.), 2012-2015

HEALTHCALL: ENHANCING BRIEF INTERVENTION FOR HIV PRIMARY CARE ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE (Federal Gov)

Sep 25 2014 - Jul 31 2019

HIV PREVENTION TRIALS NETWORK: PROTOCOL LEADERSHIP: HPTN078 (Federal Gov)

Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2018

STRATEGIES TO OPTIMIZE ART SERVICES FOR MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH: THE MCH-ART STUDY (ABRAMS/MYER) (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2012 - Mar 31 2017

NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY AIDS EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2010 - Aug 31 2015

POSITIVE PATHWAYS (Private)

May 1 2013 - Dec 31 2014

POSITIVE PATHWAYS (Federal Gov)

May 1 2013 - Dec 31 2014

CLIICAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY HIV MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING (NY State Gov)

Jul 1 2008 - Jun 30 2014

HIV CENTER FOR CLINICAL AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2012 - Jan 31 2014