Gabriel Kaplan

Gabriel Kaplan, PhD

Colorado, Past President

Gabriel Kaplan is the Chief of the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch in the Prevention Services Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In this role, Dr. Kaplan directs and manages work units that seek to improve policies around health promotion and prevention, to transform the delivery of care within health systems, and to improve the linkages between community-based prevention and the clinical care system. Prior to this, he served as the Director of the Epidemiology, Planning & Evaluation Branch in the same division at CDPHE, where he directed the data analysis and research units that support public health prevention services and interventions. Before joining CDPHE, Dr. Kaplan served as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs. He also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health.

Dr. Kaplan has been a board member of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and he currently serves as the Past President of the Board. Dr. Kaplan has a PhD in Public Policy Analysis and Research from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a master’s degree in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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