Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss
Director, Advanced Certificate in Health Communications
Research Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
Graduate Program in Public Health, School of Journalism
Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss is a Clinical Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine, and Pediatrics, at Stony Brook Medicine and affiliated faculty in Stony Brook’s School of Journalism. Dr. Kaplan-Liss is the Director of the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Health Communications where she combines a strong interest and background in medicine and journalism. She is an active member on the steering committee of Stony Brook’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and speaks nationally on their behalf.
Dr. Kaplan-Liss’ journalism career began when she graduated Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1988 and landed her first job as a researcher for Ted Koppel’s Nightline for ABC News. She left Nightline to pursue her interest in medical journalism, working as an associate producer and then segment producer on medical news for syndicated programs Instant Recall and First Look.
Dr. Kaplan-Liss began her quest to combine her interests in journalism and medicine when she graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed residencies in both pediatrics and preventive medicine, while also receiving her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailmen School of Public Health. Dr. Kaplan-Liss is managing editor of the prevention textbook titled, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice, 2nd Edition. After working as a board-certified pediatrician in private practice, Dr. Kaplan-Liss joined the faculty of Stony Brook’s School of Medicine and Journalism where she is able to apply her interest and experience in the fields of pediatrics, preventive medicine/public health and journalism.