Raymond L. Moody

Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Sciences

I am a clinical psychologist with expertise in syndemic approaches to health where multiple epidemics, stemming from social inequities and environmental hardships, interact to increase the burden of disease. My research broadly seeks to identify biopsychosocial determinants of sexual minority health and develop interventions that address vulnerabilities and promote resilience to reduce health disparities in this population. Specifically, my research has focused on understanding the impact of sexual minority stigma on substance use and HIV transmission risk with a focus on the role of social support and emotion regulation. My research and training have been supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), including a pre-doctoral diversity supplement (R01-DA036466-S2) and R36 dissertation grant (R36-DA043398; PI: Moody), a postdoctoral T32 fellowship in substance use epidemiology (T32-DA031099; MPIs: Hasin & Martins), and a Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program award (L60-DA054642-01; PI: Moody). I have also had the opportunity to participate in the NIDA Diversity Scholar’s Network (2022) and I am a current fellow in the NIDA-funded Enhanced Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Substance Abuse (R25-DA050687). I am dedicated to supporting and mentoring individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in conducting research on drug use and related health outcomes.



Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 2020-2023

Ph.D., Health Psychology and Clinical Science, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2020

M.A., Psychology, Hunter College, City University of New York, 2016

B.A., Psychology, Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona, 2011

Raymond Moody, Ph.D.
Contact Information
Mailing Address348 Mansfield Road, Unit 1058, Storrs CT 06269-1058
Office LocationFSB 313
CoursesHDFS 1070
Research Interests
  • Sexual Minority Health
  • Stigma
  • Substance Use
  • Emotion Regulation
  • HIV