Sue A. Kaplan, JD

Research Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine

New York, NY

Sue Kaplan is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine. The focus of her work is on disparities in health outcomes for vulnerable populations. Projects include the evaluation of an initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health in the South Bronx; the evaluation of a national collaboration to improve cardiovascular care for minority populations; and a National Institutes of Health initiative to develop and evaluate a faith-based health outreach program.

Ms. Kaplan also serves as the Director of the Medical Center’s Community Service Plan, which focuses on preventing chronic disease and promoting the health of women and children on the Lower East Side/Chinatown, Manhattan, and in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Before coming to NYU, Ms. Kaplan was the Vice President for Planning at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, the country’s largest public hospital system.

A graduate of Harvard Law School and Wesleyan University, Ms. Kaplan is a member and past Chair of the Board of the Bank Street College of Education; a member of the Board of the NY Foundation; and a member and past Chair of the Institutional Review Board for the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, where she is a member of the Selection Committee for the annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize.