Center For AIDS Research

Ralph J DiClemente, PhD

Ralph DiClemente

CFAR Investigator

Phone: 404-727-0237
School: Emory / Rollins School of Public Health
Department: Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

see also:
Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education

Dr. DiClemente is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health and Co-Director of the CFAR Developmental Core. He holds concurrent appointments as Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, in the Division of Infectious Diseases and in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology.  Dr. DiClemente was trained as a Health Psychologist at the University of California San Francisco where he received his Ph.D. in 1984 after completing an M.S. in Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and his undergraduate degree at the City University of New York.

Dr. DiClemente’s area of expertise is in the development and evaluation of prevention programs tailored to African American adolescents and young adults. He has published extensively in the area of HIV/STI 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 200 publications including the recent books the Handbook of Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors, Handbook of HIV Prevention; Adolescents and AIDS: A Generation in Jeopardy; Preventing HIV Infection in Developing Countries: Biomedical and Behavioral Interventions, Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health: Social, Psychological and Public Health Perspectives, and Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Research and Practice.

CFAR Involvement

Research Domains

• Prevention Science and Epidemiology
   Intervention Development and Implementation:
For: African-American Women, African-American Youth

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Key Collaborators:

Gina Wingood, Patrick Sullivan, Gene Brody, Richard Rothenberg


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