Lee S. Caplan, MD, MPH, PhD

Lee S. Caplan, MD, MPH, PhD 


Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Location: NCPC, Room 327
Phone: (404)752-1626
E-mail: lcaplan@msm.edu


Jersey Shore Medical Center 

University of Massachusetts Medical Center at Worcester

United States Public Health Service Epidemiology Training Program

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Harvard University School of Public Health
Degree: Master of Public Health

Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Columbia College
Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Research Interests

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Religion, Spirituality, and Health
  • Cancer Training Programs

Clinical Interests

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Screening


  • Livingston, CJ, Berenji, M, Titus, T, Caplan, LS, Freeman, R, Sherin, K, Mohammad, A, and Salisbury-Afshar, E.  American College of Preventive Medicine: Addressing the opioid epidemic through a prevention framework. Am J Prev Med. 2022 Sep;63(3):454-465.
  • Li C, Douglas M, Zahidi R, Josiah Willock R, Caplan L, Baltrus P, Gillis E, Mack D, Gaglioti A. Racial and ethnic disparities in H1N1 vaccine uptake in Medicaid: Lessons learned for a COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Prev Med Rep. 2021 Dec;24:101588.
  • Baltrus PT, Douglas M, Li C, Caplan LS, Blount M, Mack D, Gaglioti AH.  Percentage of Black population and primary care shortage areas associated with higher COVID-19 case and death rates in Georgia counties, South Med J 2021 Feb;114(2):57-62.
  • Caplan LS, Akintobi TH, Gordon TK, Zellner T, Smith SA, Blumenthal DS.  Reducing Disparities by way of a Cancer Disparities Research Training Program. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2016 Fall;9(3):103-114.
  • Caplan, LS, Sawyer, P, Holt, C, and Brown, CJ.  Religiosity after a Diagnosis of Cancer among Older Adults, Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging. 2014; 26(4):357-369.

Honors and Awards

  • J. William Fulbright Scholarship for teaching and research, 2000-2001
  • State of Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, 2001-2006
  • Morehouse School of Medicine teaching awards: Distinguished Teaching Award, 2008; Faculty Teaching Award, 2010; Faculty Research Award, 2012; Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award, 2013; Faculty Appreciation Award, 2013
  • Sellers McCroan Award, 2016