Kaplan named to IOM

Edward H. Kaplan, Ph.D., the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Management Sciences at the School of Management and professor of public health, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine. Kaplan, the only Yale faculty member named to the institute this year (see Alumni for more on this topic), is an operations research and statistics expert who studies problems in public policy and management. His recent research has focused on counterterror topics such as the tactical prevention of suicide bombings, bioterror preparedness and response logistics in the event of a smallpox or anthrax attack. In the early 1990s, he was the principal investigator of a landmark project that evaluated the efficacy of New Haven’s needle exchange program.

Membership, one of the highest honors in medicine, is awarded for contributions to medical science, health care and public health. The institute was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences and provides independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on human health issues.

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