Erik Storholm, PhD

Core Scientist, Combination Prevention

Erik D. Storholm, PhD is a behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a licensed clinical psychologist. He is currently a combination prevention core scientist at CHIPTS, a scholar in the UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program, and is also an affiliate research scientist in the Department of Research and Evaluation at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. He recently completed a study assessing changes in risk perception and behavior, substance use, and medication adherence among young sexual minority men prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. Storholm’s primary research interests are all within the area of health disparities, specifically in clinical interventions that focus on mental health, substance abuse, and the prevention of HIV/STI transmission among high-risk minority populations. Currently, Storholm is leading several NIH-funded projects in the area of biobehavioral HIV prevention uptake and adherence. During his doctoral studies, he was a fellow in the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science pre-doctoral training program at the NYU Langone School of Medicine. He then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the NIDA-funded Substance Abuse Treatment Services and Research program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center before joining RAND. Storholm received his Ph.D. from New York University and completed his clinical training in the Departments of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the Mount Sinai Hospital System in New York City. Storholm also maintains a private practice in West Hollywood.