Norman A. Constantine PhD

Clinical Professor
Community Health Sciences

Norman A. Constantine is a Clinical Professor of Community Health Sciences.

Norman A. Constantine is a Clinical Professor of Community Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. Until retiring in 2017, he served for 16 years as program director of the Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA. In this capacity, he was the principal investigator of several research and policy studies funded by The California Wellness Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and a randomized trial of the Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Sexuality Education Initiative. He also directed a collaborative PHI/UCB School of Public Health policy research doctoral fellowship program in adolescent sexuality, health, and rights, funded by the Ford Foundation. Previously Constantine served as adjunct faculty at the Stanford University Department of Pediatrics, and as co-investigator and statistical analysis director for Stanford’s national randomized trial, the Infant Health and Development Program. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Clinical Trials, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, and on the Board of Trustees for Planned Parenthood Northern California. Constantine received his doctorate in measurement and research methodology in educational psychology, with a doctoral minor in computer and information sciences, from the University of Oregon, Eugene.

  • Post-doctoral study, Cognitive Psychology, Stanford University, 1986-1987
  • PhD – Educational Psychology: Measurement and Research Methodology, University of Oregon,
  • 1984
  • MA – Educational Psychology, Arizona State University, 1975
  • BA – Psychology/Political Science, Rutgers University, 1973
  • Adolescent sexual health programs and policy
  • Issues in applied causal inference
  • Motivated scientific reasoning and bounded ethicality
  • Policy use and misuse of research evidence
  • Measurement development and validation
  • Experimental and quasi-experimental research design
  • DrPH Dissertation Research Seminar