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Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Cumming School of
Medicine at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As
a research psychologist, she has studied the role of nutrition in
mental illness and brain development. Originally from Ohio, she did
all her training in the U.S. (Univ of Chicago, Brandeis Univ) 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 and the University of Calgary.
She has published widely on the biological basis of developmental
disorders and mental health – particularly, the contribution of
nutrition to brain development and brain function. She was the
founding principal investigator of the Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and
Nutrition (APrON) study, which is tracking the development of several
thousand Albertan children whose intrauterine nutrient environment was
evaluated ( She is also a member of the International
Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (, which
includes scientists studying the inflammatory basis of mental
disorders, and the role of dietary intake.

6/1/17 - Nutrition, Mental Health and Psychosis
Bonnie Kaplan, PhD
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Dr. Kaplan’s research institute profile with a link to her recent publications:

Free online course on Nutrition and Mental Health by Bonnie Kaplan:

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