Faculty & Staff

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David Pantalone, PhD

  • Director of Clinical Psychology PhD Program, College of Liberal Arts, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Telephone: 617.287.6353
  • Office Location: McCormack Hall, 4th Floor, Room 00274

Areas of Expertise

Clinical health psychology; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; substance abuse; LGBT health and mental health; cognitive behavior therapy; dialectical behavior therapy


PhD, University of Washington, Seattle

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Professor Pantalone's research interests are at the intersections of clinical and health psychology. His clinical psychology interests include the development and efficacy testing of cognitive behavioral interventions, as well as the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices. His health psychology interests include HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, specifically focused on the “syndemic indicators” affecting sexual minority men and people living with HIV/AIDS—including mental disorders (especially depression & PTSD), substance abuse and dependence (especially alcohol & stimulants), and interpersonal violence (especially childhood sexual abuse & partner abuse). He uses a variety of research methods, including qualitative, cross-sectional and longitudinal survey, and randomized controlled trials, to investigate relevant research questions. Currently, he is an investigator for a variety of NIH-funded projects (NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA) through The Fenway Institute, and supervises doctoral student work in these areas.


Undergrad: Abnormal Psychology, Human Sexuality
Graduate: Practicum & Ethics, Cognitive Behavior Therapy