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Havercamp, Susan

Susan Havercamp, Ph.D.
Susan Havercamp, Ph.D.
Program Director
614-685-8724
Health Promotion / Healthcare Parity

Discipline(s):

Psychology

Education

  • The Ohio State University: PhD, Psychology, 1996- 1998
  • The Ohio State University: M.A., Psychology, 1993-1996; Emphasis: Clinical, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
  • The University of Iowa: B.S., Psychology, 1988-1992

Susan M. Havercamp received her doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1998 from a program that combined training in developmental disabilities and clinical psychology. After graduation, she worked in the Division for Prevention and Treatment of Developmental Disorders at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. There she continued her work on a multi-disciplinary team treating children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health problems. After a year at UMDNJ, Dr Havercamp accepted a position at the Center for Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina (1999). She conducted research and provided psychological services to children and adults with developmental disabilities while on the UNC faculty. In 2007, she moved to work at the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at University of South Florida where her work concentrated on improving access to and quality of healthcare and on health promotion for children and adults with developmental disabilities. In 2009, Dr Havercamp returned to OSU as a psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Health Promotion and Healthcare Parity program at Nisonger Center, UCEDD.

Research

Dr. Havercamp’s current research and clinical interests focus on physical and mental health issues in people with disabilities, especially developmental disabilities. She has contributed to health surveillance activities, health promotion programs, and healthcare provider education to improve the health and healthcare for children and adults with disabilities. Believing that the solution to health disparities for people with disabilities lies in education, Dr Havercamp provides disability training to healthcare providers.

Service

She is a consulting editor for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the book review editor for the Journal on Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. In addition, she is a chair member on the Research Committee for the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed, on the Board of Directors of the Human Services Research Institute, and a member of the NADD Professional Certification Committee. Dr. Havercamp is a founding member of the AAIDD Student and Early Career Professional Committee.

Selected Publications

Havercamp, S.M., Veguilla, M., Woodard, L.J., Zwygart, K.K. (2012). Improving Healthcare for People with Disabilities. Policy Brief, Florida Office on Disability and Health.

Nevill, R.E.A. & Havercamp, S.M. (in press). Intellectual Disability. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed). Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York.

Scott, H.M. & Havercamp, S.M. (in press). Measurement Error. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed). Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York.

Scott, H.M. & Havercamp, S.M. (in press). Mental Retardation. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed). Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York.

Woodard, L. J., Havercamp, S. M., Zwygart, K. K., & Perkins, E. A. (2012). An innovative clerkship module focused on patients with disabilities. Disabilities Education, 87(4), 1–6.

Fletcher, R., Havercamp, S.M., Ruedrich, S., Benson, B.A., Barnhill, L.J., Cooper, S.A., Stavrakaki, C. (2009).  Field study of the clinical usefulness of a Diagnostic Manual for Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability (DM-ID).  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 70, 967-974.

Havercamp, S.M. (2009). Evaluating the Reliability and Validity of the Questionnaire for Situational Information: series of six psychometric reports.  Tallahassee, FL: Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

Lunsky, Y., Fedoroff, P., Klassen, K., Gracey, C., Havercamp, S., Fedoroff, B., Lennox, N. (2008). Medical Rights for People with Intellectual Disabilities. In F. Owen and D. Griffiths (Eds.) Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities (pp.155-183). Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Bradley, E., Summers, J., Brereton, A., Einfeld, S., Havercamp, S., Holt, G., Levitas, A., & Tonge, B. (2007). Intellectual disabilities and behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric disturbances. In I.Brown and M. Percy (Eds.) A comprehensive guide to intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Benson, B.A., & Havercamp, S.M. (2007). Behavioural approaches to treatment: Principles and practices.  In N. Bouras and G. Holt (Eds.) Psychiatric and behavioural disorders in intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Tassé, M.J., Barnhill, L.J., Havercamp, S.M., & Reeve, A. (2007). Elimination disorders and other disorders. In R. Fletcher, E. Loschen, C. Stavrakaki, and M. First (Eds.) Diagnostic Manual- Intellectual Disability: A clinical guide for diagnosis of mental disorders in persons with intellectual disability.  Kingston, NY: NADD Press/ National Association for the Dually Diagnosed.

Tassé, M.J., Barnhill, L.J., Havercamp, S.M., & Reeve, A. (2007). Elimination disorders and other disorders. In R. Fletcher, E. Loschen, C. Stavrakaki, and M. First (Eds.) Diagnostic Manual- Intellectual Disability: A textbook of  diagnosis of mental disorders in persons with intellectual disability.  Kingston, NY: NADD Press/ National Association for the Dually Diagnosed.

White-Scott, S., Spitalnik, D., Lunsky, L., & Havercamp, S.M. (2006). Women’s Health. In I.L. Rubin & Crocker, A.C. Medical Care for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities, second edition. Brookes: Baltimore.

Reiss, S. & Havercamp, S.M. (2005). Motivation in developmental context: A new method for studying self-actualization.  Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 45, 41-53.

Havercamp, S.M., Roth, M.S., Scandlin, D., Herrick, H., & Gizlice, Z. (2004). Health and Disability in North Carolina 2003: A joint report from the NC Office on Disability and Health and the State Center for Health Statistics.  Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Office on Disability and Health.

Havercamp, S.M., Scandlin, D., & Roth, M. (2004).  Health Disparities Among Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Adults with Other Disabilities, and Adults Not Reporting Disability in North Carolina.  Public Health Reports, 119, 418-426.

Lecavalier, L. & Havercamp, S.M. (2004). Are caregivers’ reports of motivation valid? Reliability and validity of the Reiss Profile MR/DD. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 48, 217-224.

Havercamp, S.M., Tassé, M.J., Lunsky, Y., & Garcin, N. (2003). Who will lead the field beyond 2020?  Mental Retardation, Perspectives, 41, 471-476.