Marjorie Kaplan

Assoc. Dir., Rutgers Climate Institute
Rutgers University


Marjorie Kaplan, Dr.P.H., has worked for 40 years at the nexus of environmental science, natural resources, and human and ecological health within federal and state programs, for a major utility, two international consulting firms and academia. She manages the Rutgers Climate Institute portfolio, developing and conduct research, outreach and education on the climate system and impacts of a changing climate across natural, social and policy sciences. Her applied research includes foci on resiliency planning and policy, community-based planning, and stakeholder engagement; climate and public health; climate and natural and working lands. She is Co-Director of the NJ Climate Change Resource Center and co-facilitates the NJ Climate Change Alliance. Dr. Kaplan spent more than two decades in government where she managed NJ’s Office of Climate and Energy, initial participation in RGGI, and developed science and research related to human health and ecological risk, natural resources, and changing landscapes.

Dr. Kaplan holds a Masters and Doctorate (with distinction) in Public Health (Environmental Sciences) from Columbia University and a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University.


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