Curtis Dolezal, PhD

Member, Development Core Core
Research Scientist
Assistant Clinical Professor

Phone: (646) 774-6908

Curtis Dolezal, PhD, is a Tech Specialist at the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.  Within the Division, he is a co-investigator and data analyst for several projects at the HIV Center and the Program for the Study of LGBT Health.  Since coming to the HIV Center in 1991, he has documented and manages several data sets covering the entire history of the Center.

His research has involved a wide variety of study populations (adolescents affected by HIV, sexual minority youth, MSM, transgender men and women, serodiscordant couples, IDU men and women, mentally ill) in the USA and internationally. Study interests have also varied widely, with particular focus on sexual behavior, HIV-related behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes, substance use, childhood sexual experiences, and alternative HIV-prevention methods.   He also has extensive experience developing computer-assisted, web-based, and phone-based surveys.   Dr. Dolezal is a member of the Development Core and the Statistics, Epidemiology, and Data Management Core.


Wyoming Bible College, Ranchester, WY
BA - 1982 - Biblical Studies

Columbia University
BA - 1984 - Religion
MA - 1986 - Comparative Religions
PhD - 1991 - Social Psychology


1991: Data Communication Specialist, Department of Child Psychiatry, Program of Developmental Psychoendocrinology, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

1991-present: Research Scientist, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

1998-present: Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY


1984: Magna Cum Laude, Columbia University

1985: Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University

1986-1988: NIMH scholarship