Clapp, John, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development


PhD - The Ohio State University, 1995
MSW - San Diego State University, 1991
BA - Psychology - San Diego State University, 1987

Areas of Expertise
Alcohol and drug epidemiology and prevention
Social science methodology
Systems science

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
Alcohol and drug epidemiology and prevention
Systems science

Dr. John D. Clapp is currently Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at The Ohio State University, College of Social Work. He is also currently the director of Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery located at OSU. Dr. Clapp has published over 90 journal articles with his work appearing in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence among numerous other top research journals. He has been awarded over $32 million in grants and contracts (NIAAA, NIDA, U.S. Department of Education, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation) and has been Principal Investigator on over 20 funded projects. Dr. Clapp is currently conducting research with partners in The Ohio State University College of Engineering related to computational simulation of dynamic drinking events. A Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior, he serves on the National Advisory Council, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research. His work has received international media attention with coverage in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The London Daily Telegraph, ABC National News, among numerous others.