Associate Research Scientist

Andrea Norcini Pala

Dr. Andrea Norcini Pala is an Associate Research Scientist at the Social Intervention Group (SIG). He received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Milano-Bicocca University (Milan, Italy) and an MS in Developmental Psychology from the University of Parma (Parma, Italy).

Dr. Norcini Pala worked as a clinical psychologist in the Infectious Diseases Institute of Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna (Italy). He completed a training fellowship in 2018 through the NIMH-funded training program at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University Medical Campus/New York State Psychiatric Institute.

In 2021, Dr. Norcini Pala was awarded a K01 grant by the National Institute of Mental Health to design a technology-based, culturally sensitive, behavioral intervention for Black men who have sex with men (MSM) and live with HIV to address intersectional stigma and improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy.