Sarit A. Golub, PhD, MPH

Professor, Department of Psychology   
Chair/Area Head, Basic and Applied Social Psychology Doctoral Program

Ph.D., Harvard University   
M.P.H., Columbia University   
B.A., Yale University


Dr. Golub is a Professor of Psychology at Hunter College, the Chair/Area Head, of the Basic and Applied Social Psychology Doctoral Program at the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as a member of the doctoral faculty in the Clinical Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, and Clinical Science programs at the CUNY Graduate Center.  In 2012, Dr. Golub founded the Laboratory for Applied Psychology and Health, which is home to the Hunter HIV/AIDS Research Team.

As a social psychologist with interdisciplinary training in psychology, behavioral science and public health, Dr. Golub's research investigates the social, cognitive, and emotional factors that influence health, with a special emphasis on the formation and maintenance of individual identity. Dr. Golub is particularly interested in bring theoretical models and paradigms across disciplines and in the application of research findings into real-work practice.  

Current projects include: a) NIH-funded research on implementation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programs in NYC; b) integrating neuropsychological and social/behavioral approaches to understanding risk perception and behavior; and c) investigating the ways in which internal conflict (e.g. between competing desires, between personal values and perceived social norms) impacts risk-taking.

Dr. Golub collaborates with community-based organizations throughout NYC to ensure the translation of study findings into prevention and care for vulnerable populations.