Staff: Amy Caplon, M.P.H.

Amy Caplon

Amy Caplon, M.P.H.

Current Fellow

Presidential Management Fellow
Organization: Contact:
amy.caplon@nih.gov
240-276-5694

Amy Caplon, M.P.H., is a designated Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) within NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). She is currently doing a rotation in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) in the Office of the Associate Director (OAD).

Ms. Caplon is interested in health behavior, education, communication, and literacy. More specifically, she is interested in how valuable research, information, and best practices can be disseminated to the general population. Ms. Caplon hopes to help bridge the gap between researchers and the public by ensuring that findings, evidence-based programming, and interventions can be tailored to reach appropriate subpopulations.

Prior to becoming a PMF, Ms. Caplon was a Pathways intern with NCI. She worked with the DCCPS Administrative Resource Center (ARC) and spent a summer with the Surveillance Research Program (SRP) assisting with various health communication projects.

Ms. Caplon recently graduated from the Yale School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a certificate in Regulatory Affairs. For her thesis, she examined qualitative data regarding the barriers and facilitators to Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV), from the perspectives of PrEP providers, reproductive health providers, IPV service providers, and women affected by IPV.

Ms. Caplon holds a bachelor's degree in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a minor in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology.


Current and/or past BRP mentors include Mary O'Connell.


Research Areas

  • Health communication
  • Health education and literacy
  • Examining health behaviors
  • Dissemination and implementation science
  • Health disparities