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


Capasso A, Tozan Y, DiClemente RJ, Pahl K (2024).
Childhood violence, high school academic environment, and adult alcohol use among Latinas and Black women: A structural equation modeling study
Journal of Interpersonal Violence [Epub 2024 Apr 8]. doi: 10.1177/08862605241243372.

Xu MA, Choi J, Rosenberger JG, Zimmerman RS, DiClemente R (2024).
Determinants of an HIV preventive vaccine among a highly vulnerable population: African American men who have sex with men
Vaccines, 12 (3), 323. doi: 10.3390/vaccines12030323. PMCID: PMC10974539.

Xu MA, Choi J, Capasso A, DiClemente R (2024).
Association of trauma history with current psychosocial health outcomes of young African American women
Youth, 4 (1), 316-331. doi: 10.3390/youth4010022.

Fuller TJ, Lambert DN, DiClemente RJ, Wingood GM (2024).
Reach and capacity of Black protestant health ministries as sites of community-wide health promotion: A qualitative social ecological model examination
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities [Epub 2024 Feb 6]. doi: 10.1007/s40615-024-01926-0.

Tierney HR, Ma Y, Bacchetti P, Adimora AA, Chandran A, Kempf MC, Collins LF, DeHovitz J, DiClemente RJ, French AL, Jones DL, Sharma A, Spence AB, Hahn JA, Price JC, Tien PC (2024).
Pivoting from in-person to phone survey assessment of alcohol and substance use: Effects on representativeness in a United States prospective cohort of women living with and without HIV
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 50 (1), 54-63. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2023.2267745. PMCID: PMC10939835.

Dr. DiClemente's List of Publications on PubMed