Sue A. Kaplan Vice Chair

Sue A. KaplanVice Chair, is a research associate professor in the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine. The focus of her work is on disparities in health outcomes for vulnerable populations in urban areas. Recent 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, 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 located on the Lower East Side and Chinatown in Manhattan and in Sunset Park in Brooklyn. This multi-sector plan focuses on preventing chronic disease by reducing tobacco use and preventing and addressing obesity, and on promoting healthy women, infants and children through programs on parenting and teen sexual health. Before coming to NYU, Ms. Kaplan was the vice president for planning and director of special projects and policy at the New York City 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 and a member of the Board for JustLeadershipUSA, a membership driven leadership and advocacy organization devoted to criminal justice reform. 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.