Bonnie Kaplan – Long Bio

NUTRITION AND MENTAL HEALTH

Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine (Department of Paediatrics, Department of Community Health Sciences) at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Originally from Ohio, she did her training in the U.S. (University of Chicago, Brandeis University) in experimental and physiological psychology. Her interest in the biological basis of behavior led to postdoctoral training, and then faculty research in neurophysiology at the West Haven (CT) VA Hospital Neuropsychology Laboratory and Yale University Department of Neurology, until she moved to Canada in 1979. She has published widely on the biological basis of developmental disorders and mental health – particularly, the contribution of nutrition to brain development and function. Her nutrition-related studies relate to several areas, especially: 1) broad spectrum micronutrient treatments for mental disorders, and 2) the effect of intrauterine nutrition on brain development and maternal mental health (www.ApronStudy.ca).

Her research institute profile can be found here. A link at the bottom of that page takes you to some of her most recent articles, as listed on PubMed.