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George A. Kaplan

Thomas Francis Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Epidemiology, Survey Research Center.
Research Professor Emeritus, Survey Research Center.
Founder, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population.
Ph.D., Psychology, Cornell University
Dr. Kaplan studies the cumulative cost of socioeconomic disadvantage on health and functional outcomes in the elderly, and the role of equity in the distribution of income on the overall health of populations. Both areas of research are directed at establishing the close linkage between economic policy and health policy. A major theme in his work is the role of "upstream" and "downstream" factors in maintaining health, delaying disease, and improving function.