Rachel L. Kaplan, PhD, MPH

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mack Center on Mental Health and Social Conflict

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Dr. Kaplan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mack Center on Mental Health and Social Conflict within the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.  She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Global Network of Researchers on HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa, and previously served as Chair of Communications (2006-2007) and Executive Director (2007-2010).  Dr. Kaplan has spent over a decade working with vulnerable populations within a range of communities.  Her international health research has taken her to Russia, Jordan, and Lebanon.  Her current work takes place in Beirut, Lebanon and is focused on two areas: (1) mental health among refugee populations and (2) sexual and mental health among sexual minorities.  Primarily a qualitative researcher, Dr. Kaplan is interested in most-at-risk and hard-to-reach populations and the intersections of gender, culture, sexuality, conflict, and risk.

 

Education:

BA, English, 1999
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

MPH, Maternal and Child Health, 2005
The George Washington University, Washington, DC

PhD, Social Welfare, 2011
Global Health Certificate
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

Research Interests:

Gender issues and sexual health; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; Health in the Middle East and North Africa region; Qualitative and mixed methodologies; Mental health and conflict.

 

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