Berton H. Kaplan, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Epidemiology
- Up one level
- In memoriam
- 1999 UNC General Alumni Association Faculty Service Award
"He wanders seamlessly across disciplines: medicine, anthropology, religion, law, psychiatry, sociology, public health. He is at once teaching a med school elective on how we confront suffering and writing about the benefits of a joyful heart," said the citation honoring Kaplan. "He is Carolina's resident craftsman at interpreting science to the humanities, and the humanities to science - free of inconsistency.... His scientific quest is a deeper understanding of the human situation. His business is making people happy."
- Announcing the Thank You Bert and Ellen Kaplan Travel Award
The 2013 Tyroler Award Lecture was presented on October 1, 2014 by Kathy Magruder, a former student of Bert Kaplan. The event began with departmental award presentations by Epidemiology Chair Andrew Olshan, who used the occasion to announce a new award to fund Epidemiology student travel, the Thank You Bert and Ellen Kaplan Travel Award. Bert and Ellen Kaplan, who were not previously aware of the award, can be seen sitting together in the back row of Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building of the UNC School of Social Work.
- Berton H. Kaplan Lifetime Achievement Award
is to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology and Health to a scholar who has shown distinguished service in the fields of religion and health. Kaplan received the Duke University’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health inaugural lifetime achievement award in 2008. The first Kaplan award was presented in 2009 to David Moberg, PhD, professor emeritus of sociology at Marquette University, who gave the Kaplan Lecture at the Society’s meeting in June 2010.
- Biographical page on Duke Center website
- Brief biographical page
- Interview with Vic Schoenbach (96 min)
Interview January 17, 2011 on the porch at Bert and Ellen's home on Rolling Road, Chapel Hill. This interview was the first that Vic conducted or recorded. Bert recounts his personal life story and recollections about the Department of Epidemiology.
- Selected monographs
- Social health and the forgiving heart: The Type B story
Berton H. Kaplan, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, February 1992, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 3–14 Abstract: The evolution of the Type A hypothesis is well documented. The protective corresponding Type B construct has not evolved similarly. Using experiences from Friedman's Recurrent Coronary Prevention Project, on a speculative basis, four neglected protective processes are examined: uniqueness/self-esteem/autonomy, forgiveness, sociability, and “causal” wisdom attributions. A more integrative set of questions is proposed to expand our knowledge of adaptive fitness and success.
- Social support and health
Berton H. Kaplan, John C. Cassel, Susan Gore. Medical Care, May 1977;15(5):Suppl:47-58. One of his classic papers.