"We all need help from time to time navigating our life path.  Having a guide is not always necessary, but it can make the journey more fulfilling and meaningful." 

                     -Dr. Josh Klapow

Joshua C. Klapow, Ph.D.

Joshua C. Klapow is a licensed clinical psychologist, a performance coach and the Chief Behavioral Scientist for  ChipRewards, a health engagement technology company. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Klapow is the author of more than 100 professional articles,  abstracts, and book chapters in the area of behavioral medicine and health psychology.  Dr. Klapow is also the author of “Living SMART: Lifestyle Change Made Simple” a consumer focused book on lifestyle change.


Dr. Klapow works extensively with individuals and organizations in the area of performance optimization. His work focuses on leveraging behavioral science strategies to help both individuals and organizations achieve strategic goals.  From job performance to performance indicator maximization to overall well being, Dr. Klapow works with individuals and organizations nationwide to help bring the power of behavioral science to human performance.


In addition to his corporate and individual work, Dr. Klapow works extensively with media outlets as a trusted Psychological Correspondent.  He routinely provides expert commentary in the role of psychological, behavioral and social factors across a broad range of news topics.  Dr. Klapow brings psychological insights to topics including health and well-being, mental health, sports, politics, crisis and disaster, parenting, relationships and more.  He has made thousands of media appearances across a variety of television and radio outlets. Notable appearances have included The Weather Channel, ABC Nightly News, The Today Show, BBC World News, NPR Radio, and CBC Radio. He is also the co-host of “The Kurre and Klapow Show” .

He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialization in Behavioral Medicine from the University of California, San Diego in 1995. He also completed a fellowship in Geropsychiatry at the University of California, San Diego in 1996.

Dr. Klapow has a very public persona working with media outlets to disseminate information designed to help the general population improve their overall well-being. That public persona is contrasted with confidential private services for individuals who need tailored guidance and support. It is this combination of public health service and private services that allow Dr. Klapow to “practice what he preaches”.   


Learn more about Dr. Klapow’s personal performance optimization services by viewing the Performance Optimization Coaching brief.  For more information or to schedule a coaching or psychotherapy appointment contact Dr. Klapow via email at: askdrjoshk@gmail.com

Dr. Klapow's professional progression is featured in a prominent magazine for the Birmingham area, b-Metro.  He is described as a TV psychologist, radio-show host, and adjunct associate professor of public health at UAB who takes psychology to the masses.


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For information related to business opportunities, to schedule an interview, inquire about booking Dr. Josh to speak with your group, or to schedule an individual coaching, lifestyle coaching or psychotherapy appointment please contact Dr. Josh at (205) 222-5353 or email him at askdrjoshk@gmail.com.




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