Katy Kaplan, PhD, MSEd
Katy Kaplan, PhD, MSEd
Research & Practice Interests
Parental Mental Illness
Interventions & Service System Issues for Individuals with Mental Illnesses
Autism Services for Adults and Families
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MSEd, University of Pennsylvania
- Risk factors associated with child protective services involvement among parents with a serious mental illness
- Custody challenges experienced by parents with serious mental illnesses outside of child protective services proceedings.
- Child protective service disparities and serious mental illnesses: Results from a national survey
- Randomized controlled trial of an internet-based educational intervention for mothers with mental illnesses: An 18-month follow-up
- Future directions for supporting parents with a mental illness: commentary on Schrank et al. (2015)
Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health
Health Research Methods
Katy Kaplan has a Master’s in education and a PhD in social welfare, both from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the Director of Grants and Innovations at Community Behavioral Health (CBH), the Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization for Philadelphia county. In this role Dr. Kaplan is responsible for identifying opportunities through external funding or strategic partnerships with academic, community, physical health managed care or governmental partners that promote innovation and align with organizational priorities. This includes the development of new programs that are sustainable through Medicaid. Her work spans a variety of areas such as integrated care, autism and behavioral health. Prior to joining CBH in January 2016, she was the Director of Human Services and Special Initiatives for Philadelphia Councilman-At-Large Dennis M. O’Brien, where she saw oversaw the Philadelphia Autism Project, a city-wide taskforce to improve services and supports for individuals impacted by autism. This project continues under the direction of Councilman-At-Large Derek Green in partnership with key stakeholders including CBH.
Dr. Kaplan is also an investigator with the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion. She joined the TU Collaborative in 2004 and has been working to develop supports and reduce barriers for families impacted by a parental mental illness. Most recently she was the lead investigator of the study entitled, “Identifying the prevalence of child protective service involvement and parental resiliency factors of parents with psychiatric disabilities”. Dr. Kaplan has peer reviewed publications in the areas of mental health, parenting and online interventions, and she has presented extensively on these topics.