Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

HavercampSusanAssociate Professor  - Psychiatry, with appointments in psychology and genetic counseling

College of Medicine
Nisonger Center

1581 Dodd Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210
614-685-8724

371G McCampbell Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
susan.havercamp@osumc.edu

Background: Dr. Havercamp is director of the Health Promotion and Healthcare Parity Program at the Ohio State University Nisonger Center. She is a consulting editor for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Inclusion and the book review editor for the Journal on Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. In addition, she is chair of the Research Committee for the National Association for Dual Diagnosis, on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education and the Human Services Research Institute.

Dr. Havercamp is a founding member of the AAIDD Student and Early Career Professional Committee and serves as a member of the NADD Professional Certification Committee. She was recently elected to a four-year presidential term of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, which is the largest and oldest interdisciplinary professional organization in intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Dr. Havercamp's research focuses on physical and mental health issues in people with disabilities. She provides disability training for healthcare providers and serves as the disability issue representative to the Group on Diversity and Inclusion at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Havercamp directs a program to increase the state’s capacity to promote health, prevent chronic disease and improve emergency preparedness and quality of life for Ohioans with disabilities.

Research Interests:
  • Disability education for healthcare providers
  • Access to health care for people with disabilities
  • Health promotion for people with disabilities
  • Health surveillance of people with disabilities

Research Techniques: Survey research

Active Funding: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Selected Publications:

  1. Havercamp, S.M. & Scott, H.M. (2015). National health surveillance of adults with disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and adults with no disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 8, 165-172
  2. Scott, H.M., & Havercamp, S.M. (2014). Race and Health Disparities in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities living in the United States. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52, 409-418.
  3. Scott, H.M, & Havercamp, S.M. (2014). Mental health for people with Intellectual Disability: the impact of stress and social support.  American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 119, 552-564. 
  4. Goudie, A., Havercamp, S.M., Jamieson, B., and Sahr, T. (2013).  Assessing functional impairment in siblings living with children with disability, Pediatrics 132 (2), 467-483 (doi:10.1542/peds.2013-0644)

PubMed articles

Current Staff Members: 

Yiping Yang (research coordinator)
David Ellsworth (health policy specialist)
Rosalind Gjessing (clinical research assistant)

Education and Training:

MA: Psychology, The Ohio State University: Emphasis: Clinical, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
PhD: Psychology, The Ohio State University

Society/Memberships:

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
American Association on Health and Disability
American Public Health Association
National Association for Dual Diagnosis
Alliance on Disability in Health Care Education

Honors/News:
2001 Award for Applied Research presented by the Institute on Dual Diagnosis
2008 Special Award for meritorious, visionary leadership in recruiting students, early career professionals and future leaders presented by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
2008 Award of Special Merit for outstanding contribution in the development of the Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities by the National Association for Dual Diagnosis
2011 Fellow, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
2012 Competency-Based Clinical Certification in Dual Diagnosis, National Association for Dual Diagnosis

Academic and Clinical Services:
Issue Based Representative, Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion (2015-present)
Associate editor for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2007-present)
Associate editor for Inclusion (2013-present)
Book review editor for Journal on Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities (2008-present)
Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Ad hoc reviewer for American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chair, Research Committee, National Association for Dual Diagnosis (2004-present)
Board of Directors, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2015-2019)
Board of Directors, Human Services Research Institute (2004-present)
Board of Directors, Alliance for Disability in Healthcare Education (2010-present)
Board of Directors, NADD (2005-2008)
Board of Directors, AAIDD (2002-2006)
Member and founder, AAIDD Student and Early Career Professional Committee (2002-present)
Member, NADD Professional Certification Committee (2009-present)

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