Amy Caplon, M.P.H., recently joined the Healthcare Delivery Research Program as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of the Associate Director.
Amy is interested in health behavior, education, communication, and literacy. More specifically, she is interested in how valuable research, information, and best practices can be disseminated to the general population. Amy hopes to help bridge the gap between researchers and the public by ensuring that findings, evidence-based programming, and interventions can be tailored to reach appropriate subpopulations.
Prior to becoming a PMF, Amy was a Pathways intern with NCI. She worked with the DCCPS Administrative Resource Center and spent a summer with the Surveillance Research Program assisting with various health communication projects.
Amy recently graduated from the Yale School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a certificate in Regulatory Affairs. For her thesis, Amy examined qualitative data regarding the barriers and facilitators to Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV), from the perspectives of PrEP providers, reproductive health providers, IPV service providers, and women affected by IPV.
Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a minor in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology.