- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Psychiatry
- Dr. Jerome is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and a licensed psychologist in the State of New York. He specializes in anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, sexual health, HIV, HCV, pain management, trauma-focused therapies, PTSD, and men’s mental health.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Jerome was a Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow in HIV and HCV at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. During his training, he developed an early-recovery treatment protocol for patients with methamphetamine use disorders. Dr. Jerome also focused on behavioral health treatment for patients undergoing novel interferon treatment for Hepatitis-C. He earned his doctorate from New York University where he conducted research on methamphetamine use and HIV-risk among Black communities of New York City.
ResearchDr. Jerome's current research focuses on the psychological and behavioral determinants of substance use, sexual risk, and infectious diseases such as HIV, HCV, and STD/STIs. In his current research, he is focusing on psychological antecedents of sexual compulsion and stimulant use among HIV-positive men in an effort to create an evidence-based treatment for sexual compulsivity among men.
Jerome RC, Halkitis PN. Stigmatization, stress, and the search for belonging in Black men who have sex with men who use methamphetamine. Journal of Black Psychology 2009; 35(3): 343-365.
Jerome RC, Halkitis PN, Coley MA. Methamphetamine use patterns among urban Black men who have sex with men. Culture, health & sexuality 2009 May; 11(4).
Jerome RC, Halkitis PN, Siconolfi DE. Club drug use, sexual behavior, and HIV seroconversion: a qualitative study of motivations. Substance use & misuse 2009; 44(3).
Halkitis PN, Jerome RC. A comparative analysis of methamphetamine use: black gay and bisexual men in relation to men of other races. Addictive behaviors 2008 Jan; 33(1).
Halkitis PN, Moeller RW, Siconolfi DE, Jerome RC, Rogers M, Schillinger J. Methamphetamine and poly-substance use among gym-attending men who have sex with men in New York City. Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine 2008 Feb; 35(1).
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