Robert Chernoff, PhD

Co-Director, Adult Outpatient Continuum Programs
Director, HIV Neurobehavioral Sciences

Robert A. Chernoff, PhD, is Co-Director of Adult Outpatient Continuum Programs and Director of HIV Neurobehavioral Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences.

Dr. Chernoff provides cognitive/behavioral therapy to individuals, couples and groups in the Adult Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs.  He provides assessment and psychotherapy services to HIV/AIDS patients in Infectious Disease and HIV.   He teaches cognitive/behavioral therapy and supervises psychiatric residents, postdoctoral fellows and psychology graduate students.   His research includes risk, risk-taking and resilience.

He is principal investigator on a clinical trial that examines the positive and negative psychosocial factors associated with the medical outcomes with HIV/AIDS patients.

Dr. Chernoff was formerly a clinical psychologist at the Veterans' Administration Greater Los Angeles Health System and at the Harbor - University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship.  He earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley and his doctorate in psychology from the University of Southern California.  He also earned a degree of juris doctor (JD) from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and was a practicing attorney for 15 years.