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Sarit A. Golub

Ph.D., Harvard University 

M.P.H., Columbia University


Department of Psychology
Hunter College, Room 1209 North
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Hunter Tel: (212) 396-6304
Fax (212) 772-5620

Lab website:



Current Research Interests

My laboratory focuses on gender and sexuality, and includes research on feminist identity, transgender health, and the impact of sexual behavior and expression on physical, mental, emotional, and relational health. I direct the Hunter Alliance for Research & Translation (HART), whose mission is to translate research findings into practical implications for service and advocacy organizations, accelerating the pace of equitable, just, empirically-based practice.

Our research investigates meaning and mechanisms -- examining both underlying psychological constructs and their real-world applications. Our NIH-funded implementation science research focuses primarily on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and investigates HIV as a case study for larger psychological concepts such as stigma and stereotypes, interpersonal and intergroup processes, identity development, and judgment and decision-making. Please visit our website at to learn more!


Student Opportunities

Undergraduate and master's students interested in gaining research experience and/or developing a topic for a thesis should visit HART's internship page at for more information. Those interested in pursuing a PhD in Psychology at The CUNY Graduate Center should visit the individual program websites for Basic and Applied Social Psychology ( or Health Psychology and Clinical Science (


Representative Publications

For a full and up-to-date list, please visit my Google Scholar Profile

Meyers, K., Price, D., & Golub, S.A. (2020). Behavioral and social science research to support accelerated and equitable implementation of long-acting preexposure prophylaxis. Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS 15(1): 66-72.

Golub, S. A., Meyers, K., & Enemchukwu, C. (2020). Perspectives and Recommendations from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Youth of Color Regarding Engagement in Biomedical HIV Prevention. Journal of Adolescent Health66(3), 281-287.

Gamarel, K. E., & Golub, S. A. (2019). Closeness Discrepancies and Intimacy Interference: Motivations for HIV Prevention Behavior in Primary Romantic Relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin45(2), 270-283

Golub, S. A., Lelutiu-Weinberger, C., & Surace, A. (2018). An experimental investigation of implicit HIV and PrEP stigma: Evidence for ancillary benefits of PrEP use. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 77(3), 264-271.

Golub, S. A., & Gamarel, K. E. (2017). Psychometric evaluation of the Condom Barriers and Motivations Scale (CBMS). Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40 (3), 494-505

Klein, A., & Golub, S. A. (2016). Family Rejection as a Predictor of Suicide Attempts and Substance Misuse Among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adults.LGBT Health, 3 (3): 193-199.

Walker, J.J., Longmire-Avital, B., & Golub, S. (2015). Racial and sexual identities as potential buffers to risky sexual behavior for Black gay and bisexual emerging adult men. Health Psychology34(8), 841.

Golub, S.A. (2014). Tensions between the epidemiology and psychology of HIV risk: Implications for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. AIDS and Behavior, 18(9):1686-1693.

Golub, S.A., Gamarel, K.E., & Rendina, H.J.  (2014). Loss and Growth: Identity processes with distinct and complementary impacts on wellbeing among those living with chronic illness. Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 19(5):572-9.