|Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD|
7th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health
Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD, is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health and Associate Director, Emory/Atlanta Center for AIDS Research. He holds concurrent appointments as Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Pediatrics, in the Division of Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, and the Department of Psychiatry. He was most recently, Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Dr. DiClemente was trained as a Health Psychologist at the University of California San Francisco where he received his PhD in 1984 after completing an MSPH in Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and his undergraduate degree at the City University of New York.
Dr. DiClemente was previously a Professor in the School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and the School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was Co-Director of the Prevention Sciences Research Program, Center for AIDS Research. Prior to joining the UAB faculty, he was at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco and a Senior Research Scientist at the Bayview-Hunter's Point Foundation Multicultural Research Institute, an African-American non-governmental organization in San Francisco.
Dr. DiClemente is an internationally recognized expert on the development and evaluation of prevention programs tailored to African American adolescents and young adults. He is particularly well versed in designing programs that use peer-based models of implementation and that are culturally and developmentally appropriate. He has published extensively in the area of HIV/STD prevention, particularly among African American adolescents and young adults. He has published extensively in the area of partner violence. He is the author of more than 120 publications including the recent books the Handbook of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Handbook of Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors, which received an award from the British Medical Association; Handbook of HIV Prevention; Adolescents and AIDS: A Generation in Jeopardy; Preventing HIV Infection in Developing Countries: Biomedical and Behavioral Interventions. Three other books in press, including; Adolescent Sexual Risk Behavior, Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health: Social, Psychological and Public Health Perspectives; and, a second edition of the Handbook of Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors.
|Last updated May 03, 2012|