Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Ralph J. DiClemente, Ph.D. is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health and Associate Director, for Prevention Science, Emory 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 in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology. 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 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.