Herschel Knapp

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Department of Study 
Adults and Healthy Aging
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001
MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995
BA, California State University, Northridge, 1988

HERSCHEL KNAPP is part of the adjunct faculty. With more than 20 years of experience as a health science researcher, he has provided project management for innovative implementations designed to improve the quality of patient care throughout the Veterans Health Administration via multisite, health science implementations. He is currently providing research and analytic services to promote excellence within a health care system.

Previously, Knapp developed and implemented telehealth systems, utilizing videoconferencing technology to facilitate optimal health care service delivery to remote patients and to coordinate specialty consultations among health care providers, including interventions to diagnose and treat people with HIV and hepatitis, with special outreach to the homeless. He also served as the lead statistician on a longitudinal cancer research project and managed the program evaluation metrics for a multisite, nonprofit children’s center. His clinical work includes emergency and trauma therapy in hospital settings. 

The author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed health science journals, he has also written textbooks, including Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS (2016), Therapeutic Communication: Developing Professional Skills (2nd ed., 2014), Introductory Statistics Using SPSS (2013) and Introduction to Social Work Practice: A Practical Workbook (2010).

Selected Publications

Knapp, H. (2016). Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS. Sage Publications

Knapp, H. (2014). Therapeutic Communication: Developing Professional Skills, 2nd ed. Sage Publications

Knapp, H. (2013). Introductory Statistics Using SPSS. Sage Publications

Knapp, H. (2010). Introduction to Social Work Practice: A Practical Workbook. Sage Publications