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Antoinette M. Schoenthaler

Antoinette M. Schoenthaler, EdD

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine


I  have a profound interest in understanding the mechanisms underlying racial disparities in cardiovascular health. My research focuses on examining the reasons for patients’ decision to adhere to prescribed medications and lifestyle behaviors, with emphasis on psychosocial factors such as depression, self-efficacy, and intrinsic motivation.  Recently, I have extended this work to the patient-physician relationship to understand how discussions about patients' social needs affect their ability to carry out everyday behaviors such as taking their medications.

I also have extensive experience in development and implementation of clinic and community-based interventions targeted at cardiovascular risk reduction in diverse settings such as faith-based organizations, senior centers, and primary care practices. In these studies,
I train allied staff such as community health workers and medical assistants to deliver behavioral interventions for improve patient outcomes. Over the past 10 years, I have delivered over 100 motivational interviewing trainings to large service and community-based organizations in the New York metropolitan area, including the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Visiting Nurses Services of NY, and academic medical centers across the country.   As a Principal Investigator of several federal and local grant awards, I have expertise in the administration of treatment fidelity measures, use of mHealth technologies as an assessment and intervention tool for adherence, and assessment of psychosocial measures and lifestyle changes. 



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Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

EdD from Columbia University

Schoenthaler, Antoinette; de la Calle, Franzenith; Pitaro, Maria; Lum, Audrey; Chaplin, William; Mogavero, Jazmin; Rosal, Milagros C

Journal of general internal medicine. 2020 Jan; 35(1):182-189

Robbins, Rebecca; Butler, Mark; Schoenthaler, Antoinette

Patient education & counseling. 2019 Aug; 102(8):1452-1459

Popp, Collin; Butler, Mark; St-Jules, David; Hu, Lu; Illiano, Paige; Curran, Margaret; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Sevick, Mary Ann

Current developments in nutrition. 2019 Jun; 3(Suppl 1):

Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Fei, Kezhen; Ramos, Michelle A; Richardson, Lynne D; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Horowitz, Carol R

Journal of clinical hypertension (1999). 2019 Jun; 21(6):794-803

Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Hassan, Iman; Fiscella, Kevin

Patient education & counseling. 2019 04; 102(4):810-814

Popp, Collin J; St-Jules, David E; Hu, Lu; Ganguzza, Lisa; Illiano, Paige; Curran, Margaret; Li, Huilin; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Bergman, Michael; Schmidt, Ann Marie; Segal, Eran; Godneva, Anastasia; Sevick, Mary Ann

Contemporary clinical trials. 2019 Mar 04; 79:80-88

Searcy, R P; Summapund, J; Estrin, D; Pollak, J P; Schoenthaler, A; Troxel, A B; Dodson, J A

Current geriatrics reports. 2019 Mar 01; 8(1):31-42

Huang, Keng-Yen; Lee, Douglas; Nakigudde, Janet; Cheng, Sabrina; Gouley, Kathleen Kiely; Mann, Devin; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Chokshi, Sara; Kisakye, Elizabeth Nsamba; Tusiime, Christine; Mendelsohn, Alan

Frontiers in psychiatry. 2019 Nov; 10:806