Sarit Golub

Professor of Psychology

Ph.D Epidemiology
Harvard University

Columbia University

B.A Political Science
Yale University

Dr. Golub is a Social Psychologist with interdisciplinary training in psychology, behavioral science and public health.  She has extensive experience with developing and implementing community based collaborative research projects that utilize implementation science to design, evaluate and support effective program implementation in the field.  She also brings significant experience working with biostatistics and complex multivariate analyses, and has served as the lead Bio Statistician on more than ten federally funded studies and numerous peer reviewed publications.

Dr. Golub has been a pioneer in research on PrEP, collecting some of the first data on PrEP acceptability as well as designing the first NIH funded PrEP demonstration project in New York City. She has also been the PI on several studies focused on understanding the psychosocial determinants of HIV risk. Dr. Golub is currently the Chair/Area Head of the Basic and Applied Social Psychology doctoral program at the Graduate Center at CUNY.  Prior to joining CUNY, Dr. Golub served as the Project Director on the Ryan White Title IV Program, Dominican Sisters Family Health in New York, and was the Associate Director for Research at the Center for HIV/AIDS Education Studies and Training at Hunter College, New York.

Dr. Golub’s implementation science experience focuses on understanding the social, cognitive and emotion factors that influence health-with special impact on the formation and maintenance of individual identity. She is particularly interested in the application of research findings from multidisciplinary theoretical models and paradigms to real world application.

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Recent publications:  

Golub SA. PrEP Stigma: Implicit and Explicit Drivers of Disparity. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2018 Apr;15(2):190-197. doi: 10.1007/s11904-018-0385-0.

Patel VV, Dange A, Rawat S, Arnsten JH, Piña C, Golub SA, Pujari R, Trivedi A, Harrison-Quintana J, Mayer KH. Barriers to HIV testing among men who have sex with men in India reached online: implications for interventions. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Apr 10. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001698. [Epub ahead of print]

Golub SA Lelutiu-Weinberger C, Surace A. An Experimental Investigation of Implicit HIV And PrEP Stigma: Evidence For Ancillary Benefits of Prep Use. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Nov 13. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001592.

Wells BE, Starks TJ, Robel E, Kelly BC, Parsons JT, Golub SA. From Sexual Assault to Sexual Risk: A Relational Pathway? Journal of interpersonal violence. 2016;31(20):3377-3395.

Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging: New Directions Golub SA, Langer EJ.Aldwin CM, Park CL, Spiro A, editors. New York: Guilford Press; 2007. Challenging assumptions about adult development: Implications for the health of older adults.; p.9-29.