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


Mohsin FM, Ali SH, Chong SK, Parikh RS, DiClemente RJ, Hu L (2023).
Social media utilization within Asian American families and its role in healthy lifestyle behavioral influence: Results from a nationwide survey
Social Media + Society, 9 (3). doi: 10.1177/20563051231196544.

Robbins R, DiClemente RJ, Baig N, Johnson A, Chou A, Van den Bulck J (2023).
Digital communications technology use and feelings of anxiety, depression, and loneliness among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic
Journal of Applied Gerontology, 42 (9), 1911-1920. doi: 10.1177/07334648231169086. PMCID: PMC10186134.

Quinn CR, Boyd DT, Menon SE, Mitchell M, Radney A, Coker EJ, Allen JL, Simmons-Horton S, Hughley A, DiClemente RJ, Voisin DR (2023).
Exploring substance misuse behaviors among Black girls in detention: Intersections of trauma, sex, and age
Addictive Behaviors, 143, 107693. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2023.107693.

Brown JL, Capasso A, Revzina N, Boeva E, Rassokhin V, Sales JM, Gutova LV, Khalezova NB, Hitch AE, Twitty TD, DiClemente RJ (2023).
Concordance of ethyl glucuronide, blood alcohol content, and self-reported alcohol use in Russian women with HIV and hepatitis C virus co-infection
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2023 Jun 28]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-023-04120-1.

Xu MA, Choi J, Capasso A, DiClemente R (2023).
Patient-provider health communication strategies: Enhancing HPV vaccine uptake among adolescents of color
Healthcare, 11 (12), 1702. doi: 10.3390/healthcare11121702. PMCID: PMC10298233.

Dr. DiClemente's List of Publications on PubMed