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


Martinez-Garcia G, Ewing AC, Olugbade Y, DiClemente RJ, Kourtis AP (2023).
Crush: A randomized trial to evaluate the impact of a mobile health app on adolescent sexual health
Journal of Adolescent Health, 72 (2), 287-294. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2022.09.019.

Ali SH, Mohsin FM, Rouf R, Parekh R, Dhar B, Kaur G, Parekh N, Islam NS, DiClemente RJ (2022).
Family involvement in Asian American health interventions: A scoping review and conceptual model
Public Health Reports [Epub 2022 Dec 22]. doi: 10.1177/00333549221138851.

Ali SH, Rouf R, Mohsin FM, Meltzer G, Sharma P, DiClemente RJ (2022).
The influence of routine and leisure family activities on the ability of young Asian Americans to maintain a healthy lifestyle: Findings from a nationwide survey
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 45 (6), 962-974. doi: 10.1007/s10865-022-00352-z.. PMCID: PMC9365227.

Kim S, Capasso A, Ali SH, Headley T, DiClemente RJ, Tozan Y (2022).
What predicts people’s belief in COVID-19 misinformation? A retrospective study using a nationwide online survey among adults residing in the United States
BMC Public Health, 22 (1), 2114. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-14431-y. PMCID: PMC9673212.

Friedman SR, Perlman DC, DiClemente RJ (2022).
Editorial: The outbreak and sequelae of the increase in opioid use in the United States, Canada, and beyond
Frontiers in Sociology, 7, 1023531. doi: 10.3389/fsoc.2022.1023531. PMCID: PMC9483207.

Dr. DiClemente's List of Publications on PubMed