Faculty & Staff

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David Pantalone, PhD

  • Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program & Associate Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.6353
  • Office Location: McCormack Hall, 4th Floor, Room 00264

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

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Professor Pantalone's research interests are at the intersections of clinical and health psychology. His research includes the development and efficacy testing of cognitive behavioral interventions, as well as the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices, focused on preventing and treating HIV and ameliorating LGBT health disparities. Much of his work has focused on the “syndemic indicators” affecting sexual minority men and people living with HIV—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.

Dr. Pantalone is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of its Health Psychology (Division 38) and LGBT Psychology (Division 44) divisions. He has published 60+ articles and chapters in scientific outlets, and presented 100+ talks and posters at scientific meetings, invited colloquia, guest lectures, and clinical trainings across settings. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and on the editorial boards of several others. Dr. Pantalone has guest edited two journal special issues, one on LGBT trauma for Traumatology and another on psychosocial interventions for HIV prevention and treatment for Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. He has served as a grant reviewer for APA, APF, CDC, HRSA, NSF, and NIH. Currently, he is an investigator for a variety of NIH-funded projects through The Fenway Institute and Brown University, and supervises doctoral student work in these areas.


Undergrad: Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Sex and Sexuality
Graduate: Practicum & Ethics, Lifespan Psychopathology