Dr. Carlo DiClemente

Dr. Carlo DiClemente received his Doctorate in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island.  He directs the MDQUIT Tobacco Resource Center, the Center for Community Collaboration, and the Home Visiting Training Center at UMBC.


Dr. DiClemente is co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change, and author of over 150 scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. He has conducted funded research for over 35 years with funding from NIH Institutes, SAMHSA, and private foundations. His book Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover (second edition), published in 2018, offers a view of initiation and recovery using the lens of the human behavior change process. He has co-authored several professional books, The Transtheoretical Model, Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change (second edition), and Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages of Change Therapy Manual (Second Edition) and a self-help book, Changing for Good


For his work, he has received awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, as well as a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association. He was selected to receive the 2019 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Jack Mendelson, M.D., Award. In addition, he was also given the 2019 Alfred Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Register of Health Services Psychologists.