Deanna M. Kaplan, PhD, MA, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. A clinical health psychologist and research methodologist, Dr. Kaplan's work focuses on the development of methods for measuring health-relevant processes outside of the lab, in the natural habitats of daily life.
Dr. Kaplan is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
Dr. Kaplan received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She completed her predoctoral residency in Behavioral Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and completed an NHLBI-funded F32 postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University.
Dr. Kaplan's research integrates a variety of ambulatory assessment methods, including ecological momentary assessment, accelerometry, GPS trajectories, ambulatory cardiovascular monitoring, voice diaries, and the Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR). She leads a program of research focused on the optimization of ambulatory assessment methods for clinical science and behavioral medicine. She also frequently collaborates as a research methodologist on projects that use ambulatory assessment to advance treatment research for populations with co-occurring psychological and physical health concerns.