School of Public Health

Kaplan, Robert

Robert Kaplan

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology

Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1999
MS Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1997
BA Political Science, Brown University, 1993

Contact Info

Office M4-C807
1100 Fairview Ave N
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Arnold Building, Public Health Sciences Division
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-6913

Research Interests

Dr. Kaplan's research interests include: epidemiology of cardiometabolic diseases (coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes); non-communicable diseases and aging-related outcomes among adults with longstanding HIV infection; health of Hispanic/Latino populations; health disparities; lifestyle factors including smoking, physical activity and sedentary behavior; and influence of human microbiome and metabolome on cardiometabolic diseases.  

Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with population based epidemiology cohort projects including Hispanic Community Health Study – Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL); Women’s Interagency HIV Study and Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (WIHS/MACS); Cardiovascular Health Study; Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Program; Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium.