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Lee S. Caplan
Title Professor, Community Health/Preventative Medicine
Faculty Rank
Degree M.D., Ph.D.
Institution Morehouse School of Medicine
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Telephone 404-756-6673
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1. McKinney LP, Gerbi GB, Caplan LS, Claridy MD, Rivers BM. Predictors of genetic beliefs toward cancer risk perceptions among adults in the United States: Implications for prevention or early detection. J Genet Couns. 2020 Feb 27.
2. Musonge-Effoe JE, Alema-Mensah E, Effoe VS, Akinnawo F, Caplan L. The association between health care coverage and prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes over a 10-year period. Prev Med. 2020 03; 132:105983.
3. Livingston CJ, Freeman RJ, Costales VC, Westhoff JL, Caplan LS, Sherin KM, Niebuhr DW. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems or E-cigarettes: American College of Preventive Medicine''s Practice Statement. Am J Prev Med. 2019 01; 56(1):167-178.
4. Claridy MD, Hudson MM, Caplan L, Mitby PA, Leisenring W, Smith SA, Robison LL, Mertens AC. Patterns of Internet-based health information seeking in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 05; 65(5):e26954.
5. Rust G, Zhang S, Yu Z, Caplan L, Jain S, Ayer T, McRoy L, Levine RS. Counties eliminating racial disparities in colorectal cancer mortality. Cancer. 2016 06 01; 122(11):1735-48.
6. Coughlin SS, Hardy D, Caplan LS. The need for culturally-tailored smartphone applications for weight control. J Ga Public Health Assoc. 2016; 5(3):228-232.
7. 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; 9(3):103-114.
8. Rust G, Zhang S, Malhotra K, Reese L, McRoy L, Baltrus P, Caplan L, Levine RS. Paths to health equity: Local area variation in progress toward eliminating breast cancer mortality disparities, 1990-2009. Cancer. 2015 Aug 15; 121(16):2765-74.
9. Caplan L. Delay in breast cancer: implications for stage at diagnosis and survival. Front Public Health. 2014; 2:87.
10. Caplan L, Sawyer P, Holt C, Brown CJ. Religiosity After a Diagnosis of Cancer Among Older Adults. J Relig Spiritual Aging. 2014 Jan 01; 26(4):357-369.
11. Abukhdeir HF, Caplan LS, Reese L, Alema-Mensah E. Factors affecting the prevalence of chronic diseases in Palestinian people: an analysis of data from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. East Mediterr Health J. 2013 Apr; 19(4):307-13.
12. Caplan LS, Sawyer P, Holt C, Allman RM. Religiosity and Function Among Community-Dwelling Older Adult Survivors of Cancer. J Relig Spiritual Aging. 2013; 25(4):311-325.
13. Holt CL, Schulz E, Caplan L, Blake V, Southward VL, Buckner AV. Assessing the role of spirituality in coping among African Americans diagnosed with cancer. J Relig Health. 2012 Jun; 51(2):507-21.
14. Caplan L, Stout C, Blumenthal DS. Training physicians to do office-based smoking cessation increases adherence to PHS guidelines. J Community Health. 2011 Apr; 36(2):238-43.
15. Pirutinsky S, Rosmarin DH, Holt CL, Feldman RH, Caplan LS, Midlarsky E, Pargament KI. Does social support mediate the moderating effect of intrinsic religiosity on the relationship between physical health and depressive symptoms among Jews? J Behav Med. 2011 Dec; 34(6):489-96.
16. Holt CL, Wang MQ, Caplan L, Schulz E, Blake V, Southward VL. Role of religious involvement and spirituality in functioning among African Americans with cancer: testing a mediational model. J Behav Med. 2011 Dec; 34(6):437-48.
17. Merrick J, Kandel I, Raskas M, Caplan L, Morad M. National survey 2004 on medical services for persons with intellectual disability in residential care in Israel. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2010 Apr-Jun; 22(2):331-8.
18. Berry J, Caplan L, Davis S, Minor P, Counts-Spriggs M, Glover R, Ogunlade V, Bumpers K, Kauh J, Brawley OW, Flowers C. A black-white comparison of the quality of stage-specific colon cancer treatment. Cancer. 2010 Feb 01; 116(3):713-22.
19. Holt CL, Caplan L, Schulz E, Blake V, Southward VL, Buckner AV. Development and validation of measures of religious involvement and the cancer experience among African Americans. J Health Psychol. 2009 May; 14(4):525-35.
20. Hayes BD, Holliday RC, Wade BH, Trawick C, Hodge M, Caplan L, Younge S, Quarshie A, Satcher D. A comprehensive examination of the health knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of students attending historically black colleges and universities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009 May; 20(2 Suppl):69-84.
21. Holt CL, Caplan L, Schulz E, Blake V, Southward P, Buckner A, Lawrence H. Role of religion in cancer coping among African Americans: a qualitative examination. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2009; 27(2):248-73.
22. Schulz E, Holt CL, Caplan L, Blake V, Southward P, Buckner A, Lawrence H. Role of spirituality in cancer coping among African Americans: a qualitative examination. J Cancer Surviv. 2008 Jun; 2(2):104-15.
23. Crump SR, Shipp MP, McCray GG, Morris SJ, Okoli JA, Caplan LS, Thorne SL, Blumenthal DS. Abnormal mammogram follow-up: do community lay health advocates make a difference? Health Promot Pract. 2008 Apr; 9(2):140-8.
24. Levine RS, Kilbourne BE, Baltrus PA, Williams-Brown S, Caplan L, Briggs NC, Roberts K, Husaini BA, Rust GE. Black-white disparities in elderly breast cancer mortality before and after implementation of Medicare benefits for screening mammography. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2008 Feb; 19(1):103-34.
25. Caplan LS, Erwin K, Lense E, Hicks J. The potential role of breast-feeding and other factors in helping to reduce early childhood caries. J Public Health Dent. 2008; 68(4):238-41.
26. Mitacek EJ, Brunnemann KD, Suttajit M, Caplan LS, Gagna CE, Bhothisuwan K, Siriamornpun S, Hummel CF, Ohshima H, Roy R, Martin N. Geographic distribution of liver and stomach cancers in Thailand in relation to estimated dietary intake of nitrate, nitrite, and nitrosodimethylamine. Nutr Cancer. 2008; 60(2):196-203.
27. Zhu K, Moriarty C, Caplan LS, Levine RS. Cigarette smoking and primary liver cancer: a population-based case-control study in US men. Cancer Causes Control. 2007 Apr; 18(3):315-21.
28. Crump SR, Taylor BD, Sung JF, Burley L, Sheats J, Murphy FG, Caplan L. Dietary intake to reduce cancer risk among African American women in public housing: do sociodemographic factors make a difference? Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(4):963-70.
29. Partin MR, Slater JS, Caplan L. Randomized controlled trial of a repeat mammography intervention: effect of adherence definitions on results. Prev Med. 2005 Sep-Oct; 41(3-4):734-40.
30. Safran ES, Cohen LP, Caplan LS, Ohuabunwa UK, Pharagood-Wade F. Barriers to occupational and environmental medicine services in the southeastern United States. J Occup Environ Med. 2005 Mar; 47(3):219-25.
31. Albert SM, Harlap S, Caplan L. Cancer screening among older women in a culturally insular community. Prev Med. 2004 Oct; 39(4):649-56.
32. Grindel CG, Brown L, Caplan L, Blumenthal D. The effect of breast cancer screening messages on knowledge, attitudes, perceived risk, and mammography screening of African American women in the rural South. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2004 Jul; 31(4):801-8.
33. Caplan LS. Whatever happened to clinical breast examinations? Am J Prev Med. 2004 Jul; 27(1):85.
34. Thompson CJ, Jones AR, Davis MK, Caplan LS. Do smoke alarms still function a year after installation? A follow-up of the get-alarmed campaign. J Community Health. 2004 Apr; 29(2):171-81.
35. Monticciolo DL, Caplan LS. The American College of Radiology''s BI-RADS 3 Classification in a Nationwide Screening Program: current assessment and comparison with earlier use. Breast J. 2004 Mar-Apr; 10(2):106-10.
36. Coughlin SS, Uhler RJ, Bobo JK, Caplan L. Breast cancer screening practices among women in the United States, 2000. Cancer Causes Control. 2004 Mar; 15(2):159-70.
37. Caplan LS, McQueen DV, Qualters JR, Leff M, Garrett C, Calonge N. Validity of women''s self-reports of cancer screening test utilization in a managed care population. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2003 Nov; 12(11 Pt 1):1182-7.
38. Jones AR, Caplan LS, Davis MK. Racial/ethnic differences in the self-reported use of screening mammography. J Community Health. 2003 Oct; 28(5):303-16.
39. Partin MR, Malone M, Winnett M, Slater J, Bar-Cohen A, Caplan L. The impact of survey nonresponse bias on conclusions drawn from a mammography intervention trial. J Clin Epidemiol. 2003 Sep; 56(9):867-73.
40. Jones AR, Thompson CJ, Oster RA, Samadi A, Davis MK, Mayberry RM, Caplan LS. Breast cancer knowledge, beliefs, and screening behaviors among low-income, elderly black women. J Natl Med Assoc. 2003 Sep; 95(9):791-7, 802-5.
41. Zhu J, Zhu K, Levine RS, Caplan LS. Re: "Blood transfusions as a risk factor for non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the San Francisco Bay area: a population based study". Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Jun 01; 157(11):1052.
42. Caplan LS, Mandelson MT, Anderson LA. Validity of self-reported mammography: examining recall and covariates among older women in a Health Maintenance Organization. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Feb 01; 157(3):267-72.
43. Safran ES, Nwiloh VM, Caplan LS, Flenaugh EL, Aguayo SM. A clinician''s guide to the medical consequences of smoking and evidence-based strategies for tobacco cessation. Ethn Dis. 2003; 13(3 Suppl 3):S3-82-8.
44. Harlap S, Paltiel O, Deutsch L, Knaanie A, Masalha S, Tiram E, Caplan LS, Malaspina D, Friedlander Y. Paternal age and preeclampsia. Epidemiology. 2002 Nov; 13(6):660-7.
45. Zhu K, Levine RS, Brann EA, Hall HI, Caplan LS, Gnepp DR. Case-control study evaluating the homogeneity and heterogeneity of risk factors between sinonasal and nasopharyngeal cancers. Int J Cancer. 2002 May 01; 99(1):119-23.
46. Hall HI, Caplan LS, Coughlin SS, Levine RS, Zhu K. An empirical study of the use of living versus deceased study subjects: associations with liver cancer in the selected cancers study. Ann Epidemiol. 2002 Jan; 12(1):15-20.
47. Coughlin SS, Caplan LS, Lawson HW. Cervical cancer screening in the workplace. Research review and evaluation. AAOHN J. 2002 Jan; 50(1):32-9.
48. Zhu K, Levine RS, Brann EA, Gu Y, Caplan LS, Hall I, Baum MK. Risk factors for non-Hodgkin''s lymphoma according to family history of haematolymphoproliferative malignancies. Int J Epidemiol. 2001 Aug; 30(4):818-24.
49. Caplan LS. To screen or not to screen: the issue of breast cancer screening in older women. Public Health Rev. 2001; 29(2-4):231-40.
50. Caplan LS, Hall HI, Levine RS, Zhu K. Preventable risk factors for nasal cancer. Ann Epidemiol. 2000 Apr; 10(3):186-91.
51. Caplan LS, May DS, Richardson LC. Time to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer: results from the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, 1991-1995. Am J Public Health. 2000 Jan; 90(1):130-4.
52. Janes GR, Blackman DK, Bolen JC, Kamimoto LA, Rhodes L, Caplan LS, Nadel MR, Tomar SL, Lando JF, Greby SM, Singleton JA, Strikas RA, Wooten KG. Surveillance for use of preventive health-care services by older adults, 1995-1997. MMWR CDC Surveill Summ. 1999 Dec 17; 48(8):51-88.
53. Caplan LS, Blackman D, Nadel M, Monticciolo DL. Coding mammograms using the classification "probably benign finding--short interval follow-up suggested". AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1999 Feb; 172(2):339-42.
54. Anderson LA, Caplan LS, Buist DS, Newton KM, Curry SJ, Scholes D, LaCroix AZ. Perceived barriers and recommendations concerning hormone replacement therapy counseling among primary care providers. Menopause. 1999; 6(2):161-6.
55. Caplan LS, Coughlin SS. Worksite breast cancer screening programs: a review. AAOHN J. 1998 Sep; 46(9):443-51; quiz 452-3.
56. Caplan LS. Breast cancer screening in an aging population. Adm Radiol J. 1998 Sep-Oct; 17(9-10):8-11.
57. Zhu K, Levine RS, Gu Y, Brann EA, Hall I, Caplan LS, Baum MK. Non-Hodgkin''s lymphoma and family history of malignant tumors in a case-control study (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 1998 Jan; 9(1):77-82.
58. Caplan LS. Disparities in breast cancer screening: is it ethical? Public Health Rev. 1997; 25(1):31-41.
59. Caplan LS, Hutton M, Miller DS, Wyatt SW. Secondary prevention of cancer. Curr Opin Oncol. 1996 Sep; 8(5):441-6.
60. Caplan LS, Helzlsouer KJ, Shapiro S, Wesley MN, Edwards BK. Reasons for delay in breast cancer diagnosis. Prev Med. 1996 Mar-Apr; 25(2):218-24.
61. Caplan LS, Haynes SG. Breast cancer screening in older women. Public Health Rev. 1996; 24(2):193-204.
62. Caplan LS, Lane DS, Grimson R. The use of cohort vs repeated cross-sectional sample survey data in monitoring changing breast cancer screening practices. Prev Med. 1995 Nov; 24(6):553-6.
63. Caplan LS, Helzlsouer KJ, Shapiro S, Freedman LS, Coates RJ, Edwards BK. System delay in breast cancer in whites and blacks. Am J Epidemiol. 1995 Oct 15; 142(8):804-12.
64. Caplan LS. Patient delay in seeking help for potential breast cancer. Public Health Rev. 1995; 23(3):263-74.
65. Limsila T, Mitacek EJ, Caplan LS, Brunnemann KD. Histology and smoking history of lung cancer cases and implications for prevention in Thailand. Prev Med. 1994 Mar; 23(2):249-52.
66. Caplan LS. Liability in breast cancer screening. Trends Health Care Law Ethics. 1994; 9(2):35-7, 34.
67. Caplan LS, Wells BL, Haynes S. Breast cancer screening among older racial/ethnic minorities and whites: barriers to early detection. J Gerontol. 1992 Nov; 47 Spec No:101-10.
68. Caplan LS, Helzlsouer KJ. Delay in breast cancer: a review of the literature. Public Health Rev. 1992-1993; 20(3-4):187-214.

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