Susan M. Havercamp, PhD

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center (UCEDD/LEND)
OSU Wexner Medical Center/Office of Health Sciences
The Ohio State University
357 McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Dr
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-685-8724
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Last Updated: January 08, 2020

Susan M. Havercamp

Discipline Coordinators: Psychology
Specialty Resource Contacts: RRTC Health & Function
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Health Disparity and Healthcare Parity
Discipline(s): Psychology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

2008-2009 ? Research Contract ? Study to Develop Individual Budget Allocation Models Related to Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Florida. Contract from Agency for Persons with Disabilities $188,675 (Susan M. Havercamp, Principal Investigator).

2007-2011 ? Research Grant: Toward Healthcare Parity for Persons with Disabilities. Grant from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the Florida Office on Disability and Health $250,000 (Susan M. Havercamp, Principal Investigator).

2006-2009 ? Research Grant: Evaluation of Living Well with a Disability. Grant from North Carolina Developmental Disability Council. $90,000 (Susan M. Havercamp, Principal Investigator).

2005-2006 ? Evaluation Contract: The Next Chapter Book Club. Contract with The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, UCEDD $20,000 (Susan M. Havercamp, Principal Investigator).

2005-2007 - Consulting Contract: Best Practice Guidelines in Working with Individuals Who Have Developmental Disabilities. Contract with Piedmont Behavioral Health. $15,000 (Susan M. Havercamp, Co-Principal Investigator).

2002- 2004 ? Research Grant: The Study of Behavior Effects of Human Growth Hormone in Prader- Willi Syndrome. Grant from Pharmacia Corporation/ Pfizer, Inc. $15,769 (Susan M. Havercamp, Principal Investigator).

2000-2001 - Research Grant: Field-testing a Program to Promote the Reproductive Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities. Seed grant from the University Research Council at University of North Carolina. $4,000 (Susan M. Havercamp, Principal Investigator).

2000-2003 - Research Grant: Measuring the Environments of Children and youth with Disabilities. Three-year grant from the Center for Disease Control. $947,186 (Rune J. Simeonsson, Principal Investigator; Susan M. Havercamp et al., Co-Principal Investigators).
PhD, Psychology, 1996- 1998
Emphasis: Clinical, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Minor: Quantitative Psychology (statistics)
Doctoral Dissertation:
Reiss Profile of Motivation Sensitivity: Reliability, Validity, and Social Desirability
Advisor: Steven Reiss, PhD
Co-advisor: Steven J. Beck, PhD

M.A., Psychology, 1993-1996
Emphasis: Clinical, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Thesis: Psychiatric Symptoms and Mental Retardation: Reliability of Rating
Scales as a Function of IQ
Advisor: Steven Reiss, PhD
Co-advisor: Steven J. Beck, PhD

B.S., Psychology, 1988-1992
Graduated With Distinction and Honors in Psychology
Honors Thesis: A Functional Assessment of Challenging Behavior
Thesis Advisors: Gary M. Sasso, PhD and Rita J. Casey, PhD

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.

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.

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.
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.
Consulting editor for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Book review editor for Journal on Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Ad hoc reviewer for Research in Developmental Disabilities
Ad hoc reviewer for American Journal on Mental Retardation
Chair, Research Committee, National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
Board of Directors, Human Services Research Institute
Member and founder, AAIDD Student and Early Career Professional Committee
Member, NADD Professional Certification Committee


Susan M. Havercamp, PhD received her doctorate at the Ohio State University Nisonger Center in the area of in clinical and MRDD psychology.  Dr. Havercamp's research and clinical work focuses on physical and mental health issues in persons with developmental disabilities.  She conducted research and provided direct clinical services to children and adults with developmental disabilities while on the faculty of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in the Division for Prevention and Treatment of Developmental Disorders and at the Center for Development and Learning, a Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  At the University of South Florida she focused on improving the health of persons with disabilities through educating healthcare providers and health promotion activities for children and adults with disabilities.  She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Ohio State University Nisonger Center where she continues her work on health and healthcare for children and adults with disabilities.