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Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D., is a research scientist at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, and is an assistant professor of clinical psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University. He received his master's degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The New School for Social Research in New York City.

He has been an investigator in the HIV Center from the beginning, collaborating on studies of psychopathology, psychoimmunology, coping and adaptation, sexual risk behavior, and long-term survival with HIV among gay men and male and female injected drug users. Currently his research is focused on mental health interventions for HIV serodiscordant couples; behavioral and mental health interventions for HIV-infected gay men; changes in attitudes, beliefs and behaviors associated with HIV medical treatment advances in both infected and uninfected individuals; and interventions to improve adherence to combination medical regimens for people living with HIV.

Dr. Remien is chairperson for the New York State Psychological Association's Task Force on AIDS; member of the New York City's Department of Health Prevention Planning Group; senior faculty for the American Psychological Association's HIV training program for psychologists; and clinical supervisor to psychiatric residents in training and volunteer group facilitators at Body Positive, a New York City community-based organization. He also maintains a part-time private practice in clinical psychology.


Dr. Remien reports that he has no significant relationships to disclose.

Publications by Robert Remien

Williams, J.B.W., Rabkin, J.G., Remien, R.H., Gorman, J.G. Ehrhardt, A.A.: Multidisciplinary baseline assessment of homosexual men with and without Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection: II. Standardized clinical assessment of current and lifetime psychopathology. Archives of General Psychiatry, 48:124-130, 1991.

Katoff, L., Rabkin, J., Remien, R.: Coping in long-term survivors. VIII International Conference on AIDS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, POC-4819, 1992.

Neugebauer, R., Rabkin, J.G., Williams, J.B.W., Remien, R.H., Goetz, R., Gorman, J.M.: Bereavement reactions among homosexual men experiencing multiple losses in the AIDS epidemic. American Journal of Psychiatry, 149:1374-1379, 1992.

Remien, R., Rabkin, J.G., Williams, J.B.W.: Mental health correlates of social support in HIV. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC, 1992.

Remien, R.H., Rabkin, J.G., Williams, J.B.W., Katoff, L.: Coping strategies and health beliefs of AIDS longterm survivors. Psychology and Health, 6:335-345, 1992.

Remien, R.H., Weiss, P, Prochazka, I.: HIV and AIDS: The situation in Czechoslovakia. AIDS Education and Prevention, 4:1-10, 1992.

Williams, J.B.W., Carrillo, J., Remien, R.H., Rabkin, J.G., Gibbon, M., Todak, G.: A strategy for the assessment of psychopathology and psychosocial factors in intravenous drug users. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 2:201-207, 1992.

Rabkin, J.G., Remien, R.H., Katoff, L.: Treatment philosophies: Conversations with AIDS specialists. PAACNOTES 5:3, 1993.

Rabkin, J.G., Remien, R., Katoff, L., Williams, J.B.W.: Resilience in adversity among long-term survivors of AIDS. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 44:162-167, 1993.

Rabkin, J.G., Remien, R.H., Katoff, L., Williams, J.B.W. Suicidality in AIDS longterm survivors: What is the evidence? AIDS Care, 5:401-411, 1993.

Remien, R.H.: Instrumentation: Off the shelf or on your own? In: NIMH Handbook of Developing a Successful Research Application, 1993.

Remien, R.H., Rabkin, J., Katoff, L., Wagner, G.: Medical and psychological characteristics of extended longterm survival with AIDS: A follow-up study. IX International Conference on AIDS, Berlin, Germany, WS-D15-3, 1993.

Remien, R.H., Satriano, J.: Medical Aspects of Disability: A Primer for the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Psychologist. In: Eisenberg, Glueckauf, Zaretsky (Eds.), AIDS. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co., 1993.

Lipsitz, J.D., Williams, J.B.W., Rabkin, J.G., Remien, R.H., Bradbury, M., El-Sadr, W., Goetz, R., Sorrell, S., Gorman, J.M.: Psychopathology in male and female intravenous drug users with and without HIV infection. American Journal of Psychiatry, 151:1662-1668, 1994.

Rabkin, J.G., Remien, R.H., Wilson, C.: Good Doctors, Good Patients: Partners in HIV Treatment. New York: NCM Publishers, 1994.

Remien, R.H., Wagner, G.J.: Counseling long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. Directions in Rehabilitation Counseling, 5:4-14, 1994.

Johnson, J.G., Williams, J.B.W., Rabkin, J.G., Goetz, R.R., Remien, R.H.: Axis I psychiatric symptomatology associated with HIV infection and personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 152:551-554, 1995.

Remien, R.H.: A structured group approach and challenges of HIV. Syllabus and Proceedings Summary (p. 170), 148th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Miami, FL, 1995.

Remien, R.H., Carballo-Dieguez, A., Wagner, G.: Intimacy and sexual risk behaviour in serodiscordant male couples. AIDS Care, 7:429, 1995.

Remien, R.H., Goetz, R., Rabkin, J.G., Williams, J.B.W., Bradbury, M., Ehrhardt, A.A., Gorman, J.M.: Remission of substance use disorders: Gay men in the first decade of AIDS. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 56:226-232, 1995.

Johnson, J.G., Williams, J.B.W., Goetz, R., Rabkin, J.G., Remien, R.H., Lipsitz, J.D., Gorman, J.M.: Personality disorders predict onset of Axis I disorders and impaired functioning among homosexual men with and at risk of HIV infection. Archives of General Psychiatry, 53:350-357, 1996.

Remien, R.H., Carballo-Dieguez, A., Wagner, G.: Prevalence and determinants of sexual risk behavior in male couples of mixed HIV status. XI International Conference on AIDS, 1996.

Remien, R.H., Christopher, F.: A family psychoeducational model for long-term rehabilitation: Prevention and treatment. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 14:1996.

Carballo-Dieguez, A., Remien, R.H., Dolezal, C., Wagner, G.: Unsafe sex in the primary relationships of Puerto Rican men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 1:1, 9-17, 1997.

Dolezal, C.L., Meyer-Bahlburg, H., Remien, R.H., Williams, J.B.W., Bradbury, M., Ehrhardt, A.A., Gorman, J.M.: Substance use during sex and sensation seeking as predictors of sexual risk behavior among HIV+ and HIV- gay men. AIDS and Behavior, 1:19-28, 1997.

Rabkin, J.G., Goetz, R., Remien, R.H., Williams, J.B.W., Todak, G., Gorman, J.M.: Stability of mood despite HIV illness progression in a cohort of gay men. American Journal of Psychiatry, 154:231-238, 1997.

Remien, R.H.: Couples of mixed HIV status: Challenges and strategies for intervention with couples. In: L. Wicks (Ed.), Psychotherapy and AIDS. Washington, D.C.: Taylor and Francis, pp.165-177, 1997.

Remien, R.H., Ho, D.D.: Long-term survivors and non-progressors. In: R.A. Smith, Encyclopedia of AIDS: A social, political, cultural, and scientific record of the epidemic. Chicago and London: Fitzroy-Dearborn, Inc., (in press).

Remien, R.H., Smith, R.A.: Couples of mixed HIV status: Therapeutic and policy issues. In: M.J. Shernoff (Ed.), AIDS and Mental Health Practice: Clinical and Policy Issues. Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press, (in press).

Wagner, G., Remien, R.H., and Carballo-Diéguez, A.: "Extramarital" sex: Is there an increased risk for HIV transmission? A study of male couples of mixed HIV status. AIDS Education and Prevention, (in press).

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