Ralph DiClemente
Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD
NYU School of Global Public Health - Professor and Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
NYU School of Global Public Health - Associate Dean of Public Health Innovation
PhD, Health Psychology, University of California, San Francisco
MS, Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health
BA, City College of the City University of New York
Research Interests
Behavioral interventions, Vulnerable and high-risk populations, Linkage to care, Prevention programs
Ralph DiClemente has focused on developing intervention packages that blend community and technology-based approaches that are designed to optimize program effectiveness and enhance programmatic sustainability. He is the author of ten CDC-defined, evidence-based interventions for adolescents and young African-American women and men, and has authored more than 540 peer-review publications, 150 book chapters, and 21 books. He serves as a member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council.

Previously, Dr. DiClemente served as the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.  He was also Associate Director of the Center for AIDS Research, and was previously Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. DiClemente is past president of the Georgia chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine.  He previously served as a member of the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors, and the NIMH Advisory Council.
Principal Investigator, Collaboration to Examine the Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic and Needs of Those Affected. Completed
Principal Investigator, Computer-Based Alcohol Reduction Intervention for Alcohol-Using HIV/HCV+ Russian Women in Clinical Care. Completed
Principal Investigator, KiiDS: Knowing about Intervention Implementation in Detention Sites. Completed


Quinn CR, Boyd DT, Beaujolais B, Hughley A, Mitchell M, Allen JL, DiClemente RJ, Voisin D (2022).
Perceptions of sexual risk and HIV/STI prevention among Black adolescent girls in a detention center: An investigation of the role of parents and peers
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities [Epub 2022 May 20]. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01309-3.

Kim DH, Quinn K, DiClemente R, Marotta P, Voisin D (2022).
The longitudinal relationship between broken windows and sexual behaviors among African American girls in juvenile detention: The moderating effects of sexual sensation seeking and parental monitoring
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research [Epub 2022 May 9]. doi: 10.1086/719855.

Capasso A, Kim S, Ali SH, Jones AM, DiClemente RJ, Tozan Y (2022).
Employment conditions as barriers to the adoption of COVID-19 mitigation measures: How the COVID-19 pandemic may be deepening health disparities among low-income earners and essential workers in the United States
BMC Public Health, 22 (1), 870. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-13259-w. PMCID: PMC9058755.

Kunz A, Moodley A, Colby DJ, Soltis M, Robb-McGrath W, Fairchok A, Faestel P, Jungels A, Bender AA, Kamau E, Wingood G, DiClemente R, Scott P (2022).
Feasibility, acceptability, and short-term impact of a brief sexually transmitted infection intervention targeting U.S. military personnel and family members
BMC Public Health, 22 (1), 640. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-13096-x. PMCID: PMC8977033.

Barker DH, Dahabreh IJ, Steingrimsson JA, Houck C, Donenberg G, DiClemente R, Brown LK (2022).
Causally interpretable meta-analysis: Application in adolescent HIV prevention
Prevention Science, 23 (3), 403-414. doi: 10.1007/s11121-021-01270-3. PMCID: PMC8742835.

Dr. DiClemente's List of Publications on PubMed