John B. Jemmott III is the Kenneth B. Clark Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and a professor of communication in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In addition, he is director of the Center for Health Behavior and Communication Research at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Jemmott and his colleagues have worked to identify theory-based, contextually appropriate strategies to reduce HIV/STD sexual risk behaviors. He has worked with African-American men and youth in Philadelphia and school-aged children in Africa. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
His research has been published in journals including the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Adolescent Health, Science and the Journal of the American Medical Association.