Robert L. Sokolove, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Robert Sokolove
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


Dr. Sokolove oversees the Behavioral Medicine programming for BMC’s Primary Care Center, including clinics in the Behavioral Management of Hypertension, the Behavioral Management of Chronic Pain, Smoking Cessation, and Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training. Additionally he provides Behavioral Sleep Medicine interventions for the Sleep Medicine Center, Behavioral Pain Management for the Pain Clinic, and Stress Reduction interventions in the Parkinson’s Disease Center, all within BMC’s Department of Neurology

Dr. Sokolove is also the clinician who provides pre-operative psychological assessment on all surgical candidates having Bariatric Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation implants, or Dorsal Column Stimulation implants. He came to BMC specifically to start a Behavioral Medicine Program within the Department of Medicine after a 15 year career as a professor of psychology at Boston University. His current research interests focus on the use of relaxation training with homeless and other public health populations as a supplement to standard Behavioral Medicine protocols. He is Core Faculty in the Primary Care Resident Training Program and supervises psychology interns placed in Behavioral Medicine at BMC

Dr. Sokolove’s expertise and interests include: Tailoring patient self management protocols for a public health population; Developing post intervention support tools to maintain acquired skills and knowledge in patients who have participated in symptoms self management classes; and developing short-term, “pharmacosocial” mental health interventions for public health caseloads.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Active Staff Hospital Privileges, Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center


  • Boston University, PhD
  • Boston University, MA
  • University of California, Berkeley, AB


  • Published on 4/4/2016

    Oikonomou MT, Arvanitis M, Sokolove RL. Mindfulness training for smoking cessation: A meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials. J Health Psychol. 2017 Dec; 22(14):1841-1850. PMID: 27044630.

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  • Published on 9/1/1992

    Piedmont RL, Sokolove RL, Fleming MZ. An evaluation of various WAIS-R factor structures in a psychiatric sample. J Clin Psychol. 1992 Sep; 48(5):658-66. PMID: 1401152.

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  • Published on 1/1/1990

    Piedmont RL, Sokolove RL, Fleming MZ. Discriminating personality disorders using the WAIS-R: a comparison of three approaches. J Pers Assess. 1990; 54(1-2):363-78. PMID: 2313551.

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  • Published on 1/1/1989

    Piedmont RL, Sokolove RL, Fleming MZ. Discriminating psychotic and affective disorders using the WAIS-R. J Pers Assess. 1989; 53(4):739-48. PMID: 2607403.

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  • Published on 4/1/1987

    Seidman LJ, Sokolove RL, McElroy C, Knapp PH, Sabin T. Lateral ventricular size and social network differentiation in young, nonchronic schizophrenic patients. Am J Psychiatry. 1987 Apr; 144(4):512-4. PMID: 3565626.

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  • Published on 4/1/1986

    Sokolove RL, Trimble D. Assessing support and stress in the social networks of chronic patients. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1986 Apr; 37(4):370-2. PMID: 3699702.

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