Find A PhysicianHome  |  Library  |  myDownstate  |  Newsroom  |  A-Z Guide  |  E-mail  |  Contact Us  |  Directions
curve gif

Rebecca M. Schwartz, PhD

Rebecca M. Schwartz, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor,
Graduate Program in Public Health

Assistant Professor of Population Health, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine



1998-2004 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

1992-1996 B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral Training:

2004-2007 Building Integrative Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Postdoctoral Scholar, National Institutes of Health and SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Predoctoral Training:

Aug. 2000- 2003 Predoctoral Fellow - NIMH Prevention Research Training Program in Urban Children’s Mental Health and AIDS Prevention, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

June 2001- 2003 Research Assistant/Asst. Data Manager, Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL

Aug. 1998-2003 Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Clinical and Programmatic Leadership:
July 2004- Dec 2006 Clinical Psychologist, HEAT Program: Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

July 2003- June 2004 Child Psychology Intern, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Medical Center, New York, NY

Research Participation:

Study:  Women’s Interagency HIV Study IV  (Minkoff PI)                                     

Funding Source:  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Role: Co-Investigator

Study: Understanding the Association Between Victimization and Medication Adherence Among HIV-Positive Women

Funding Source: Dean’s Research Pilot Grant, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Role: Principal Investigator

Research interests include the psychosocial factors associated with HIV+ status among women.