Justin Clapp, PhD, MPH

Justin Clapp, PhD, MPH
Senior Fellow

Assistant Professor

Public Health Interests

Community Engagement, Ethics, Health Communication, Mixed Methods Research, Qualitative Methods, Social Determinants of Health



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Justin Clapp, PhD, MPH is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Clapp is a medical and linguistic anthropologist who uses qualitative and mixed methods and social scientific theory to examine communication between health professionals and patients/laypeople, particularly in perioperative contexts. A central goal of his work is understanding how the sociocultural norms of patients from diverse backgrounds shape their interactions with medical experts and thereby lead to the selection of particular treatment options.

Clapp, J.T., Arriaga, A.F., Murthy, S., Raper, S.E., Schwartz, J.S., Barg, F.K., Fleisher, L.A. (2017).  Surgical consultation as social process: implications for shared decision making. Annals of Surgery [Epub ahead of print]

Clapp, J.T., Roberts, J.A., Dahlberg, B., Berry, L.S., Jacobs, L.M., Emmett, E.A., Barg, F.K. (2016). Realities of environmental toxicity and their ramifications for community engagement. Social Science & Medicine, 170, 143-151.