Lee Caplan

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health

I was born and raised in Albany, NY. I attended elementary school and high school there. I attended Columbia College in New York City, where I was pre-med and did a concentration in mathematics. I then attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, where I received my MD degree. My education continued, first at the Harvard School of Public Health, where I received an MPH degree, and then at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where I received my PhD in epidemiology. My training also included three years in the U.S. Public Health Service Epidemiology Training Program. I started out my employment career as an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, followed by a five-year stint at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a medical officer. I am currently a professor of community health and preventive medicine. I have served as chair of many dissertation committees.


BA, Columbia College

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health

Awards / Honors

Sellers McCroan Award, , 2016


Livingston, C. J., Berenji, M., Titus, T. M., Caplan, L. S., Freeman, R. J., Sherin, K. M., Mohammad, A., Salisbury-Afshar, E. M. (2022). American College of Preventive Medicine: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Through a Prevention Framework.. American journal of preventive medicine


Hill, A. L., Caplan, L. S., Irobi, E. O. (2022). Neighborhood Factors, Depression, and Body Mass Index Among Patients with Lupus in Georgia.