Justin Clapp, PhD, MPH
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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.