Robert H. Remien, PhD

Director, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies
Associate Director, Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health
Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Phone: (646) 774 - 6933

Robert H. Remien, PhD, is Director of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies and Professor of Clinical Medical 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, the Clinical Director of Behavioral Health for the Northeast Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), 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.


State University New York, Albany, NY
BA - 1976 - Psychology

New School for Social Research, New York, NY
MA  - 1980 - Psychology
PhD - 1986 - Psychology


1987-Present: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of New York. Lic, 009015-1
Clinical Psychologist in private practice, New York, NY
Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY

1990-Present: Senior Faculty Advisor, American Psychological Association

2000-Present :Senior Advisory Board,  Gay Men’s Health Crisis

2005-Present: Editorial Board, AIDS and Behavior

2006-Present: Senior Training Faculty, HIV Mental Health Training Project and the AIDS Education and Training Center

2009-Present: Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY

2010-Present: Editorial Board, AIDS Care, Special Recognition for “Most often cited researcher” in 2010

Co-Clinical Director, AIDS Education and Training Center

2011-Present: Member, HPTN MSM Scientific Advisory Workgroup.

Member, IAPAC Adherence Best Practice Guidelines Committee

2013-Present: Director, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY