UMass Boston

David Pantalone

CLA - Dean's Office
Associate Dean, CLA
Wheatley Hall Floor 02

Areas of Expertise

Clinical health psychology; HIV prevention and treatment; substance abuse; sexual and gender minority health disparities; cognitive behavior therapy; dialectical behavior therapy


PhD, University of Washington
AB, Brown University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

* Please note that Dr. Pantalone will not be admitting a doctoral student for the Fall 2023 admissions cycle. Potential applicants can visit this page to see which UMB clinical psychology mentors are accepting students for Fall 2023:

Dr. Pantalone's research interests includes the development and efficacy testing of culturally tailored behavioral interventions, as well as the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices, focused on preventing and treating HIV and ameliorating the health disparities of sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals. His intervention development efforts have included evidence-based approaches for improving mental health symptoms, HIV-related health behaviors, and coping with identity-based discrimination.

He has published >120 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and presented >180 talks and posters at scientific meetings, invited colloquia, guest lectures, and clinical trainings across professional settings in the U.S. and internationally. Currently, he is an investigator and clinical supervisor for a variety of NIH-funded projects with collaborators across the U.S. Much of Dr. Pantalone’s work has focused on the syndemic indicators affecting sexual minority men and people living with HIV—including mental disorders (esp. depression & PTSD), substance abuse (esp. alcohol & stimulants), and interpersonal victimization (esp. childhood sexual abuse & partner abuse). In addition to his work with sexual minority men, Dr. Pantalone has conducted research with a variety of other populations, including women living with HIV, transgender individuals, and adults on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Pantalone is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and several of its divisions (12, 38, 44, 50) and has won awards from APA and ABCT. He is a Past President of APA Division 44 and served as one of eight members on the APA Task Force for the 2020 Revision of the Professional Practice Guidelines for Sexual Minority Clients. He sits on multiple journal editorial boards, including the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and the Archives of Sexual Behavior, and serves as Associate Editor of the journals Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and the Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health.

At UMB, Dr. Pantalone has primarily taught courses in human sexuality and psychopathology, and provided clinical supervision for doctoral students in their clinical practica in the University Counseling Center. He represented UMB as an ERASMUS Fellow to Poland in 2016. Dr. Pantalone has been an elected member of Faculty Council and served as faculty advisor to the Queer Student Center, among other service roles across the university.