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Mark Kaplan, Ph.D.

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Mark S. Kaplan, Ph.D., Professor, School of Community Health
Office: 450J URBN
Phone: 503-725-8588
Fax: 503-725-5100

Dr. Kaplan is an expert in the field of health research. He has published more than 35 articles in a variety of scientific journals on topics including arthritis, obesity, depression and suicide. His writing and research interests have also covered racial and ethnic populations, including Hispanic, African American and Asian populations. He has special interests in the study of mental health and health behavior among older adults. The National Institute of Mental Health and private foundations have funded his research. Professor Kaplan teaches Urban Health, Health Behavior, and Men's Health. He holds adjunct appointments in the departments of psychiatry and family medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University. In 2004, he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Canada and has been the recipient of numerous other honors and awards. Dr. Kaplan is serving as a co-investigator on the Northwest Health Foundation-funded project, "Arthritis Among Hispanics in Oregon: Developing Community Solutions," designing the survey instrument, guiding the selection of the sample, and overseeing analysis of the quantitative data.