Sarit A. Golub, PhD, MPH

Professor of Psychology

Hunter College and Graduate Center | City University of New York


B.A., Yale University, Political Science

M.P.H. Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Sociomedical Science

Ph.D., Harvard University, Social Psychology 


Dr. Golub is Professor of Psychology at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is on the faculty of three doctoral programs: Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Health Psychology and Clinical Science, and Clinical Psychology @ Queens College.

Dr. Golub is a Social Psychologist with training and experience in public health, and her work seeks to apply social psychological theory and methods to improve health interventions and outcomes. Dr. Golub directs the Hunter HIV/AIDS Research Team (HART), which conducts collaborative, community-based research focusing on gender, sexuality, and HIV. Her research applies social cognitive theories such as stereotype threat, anticipated stigma, cognitive disengagement, and self-discrepancy to the study of health behavior, with a focus on sexual risk-taking and adherence. Dr. Golub’s NIH-funded research applies findings across disciplines (including social psychology, neuropsychology, behavioral economics and decision sciences) to inform new approaches to HIV prevention and care. She collaborates with community-based organizations throughout New York to translate study findings into prevention and care for vulnerable populations.

Dr. Golub was a recipient of the "40 under 40" award from the Feminist Press, which honored activists and scholars who embody feminist values in their work.  In 2017, she was chosen as a "Research Exemplar," by the Professionalism & Integrity in Research Program, which recognizes high-impact, federally-funded researchers who maintain a reputation for professionalism and integrity.

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