Ralph J. DiClemente, Ph.D. is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health and Associate Director, Emory/Atlanta 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 the Department of Pediatrics, in the Division of Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, and the Department of Psychiatry. 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 PhD in 1984 after completing an MSPH in Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and his undergraduate degree at the City University of New York.
Emory Report | Diclemente Studies Teens and Internet Sexual Content
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year grant for more than $3 million to Ralph DiClemente, professor of behavioral science and health education in the School of Public Health, to examine what he calls an important but understudied public health issueadolescents exposure to sexual content on the Internet and its effect on their sexual health. This article outlines Dr. Diclemente's work.
Related Emory Report Link | Less Parental Monitoring Can Lead to Adverse Health
A comprehensive site out of New Zealand that offers information about various types of Internet risks and precautions that can be taken by parents, school, and young adults.
Pediatrics : Parental Monitoring: Association With Adolescents' Risk
Contemporary threats to adolescents' health are primarily the consequence of risk behaviors and their related adverse outcomes. Identifying factors associated with adolescents' risk behaviors is critical for developing effective prevention strategies. A number of risk factors have been identified, including familial environment; however, few studies have examined the impact of parental monitoring. This is a link to an abstract containing primary literature from Dr. Diclemente. Institutions and individuals with a subscription can access the full text.
Miami Herald : Study
to look at effect of Internet on teens' sexual health
A story from the Miami Herald regarding Dr. Diclemente's research.
Related Links (courtesy http://dtp.epsb.net/projects/wwwise2.htm)
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