Edna Kaplan, Chief Media Strategist
Edna Kaplan has over 25 years of experience in healthcare and life sciences public relations and clinical relations and has worked with numerous established and emerging healthcare and biotech companies and organizations such as Harvard School of Public Health. Throughout her career, Edna has also worked on accounts in healthcare, technology, and education at agencies including Nicolazzo & Associates, Tom Davis & Co., and at euroPResence USA, where she was CEO of the European firm’s U.S. office. She has won top industry awards for strategic work and extraordinary results, including the Public Relations Society of America’s top international honors, the Silver Anvil and the PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence.
Prior to entering the PR field, Edna worked at New York University Medical School’s pharmacology department. As a Research Associate at Downstate Medical Center’s psychopharmacology department, she was part of a unit that conducted and published double-blind clinical trials. At American Institutes for Research, she planned and executed various Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research projects and health campaigns.
Edna holds an MS degree from Boston University’s College of Communications and a BA from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. Her pro bono activities have included advising the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and serving as public relations consultant to the Late Onset Tay-Sachs Foundation. She currently sits on the Board of National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases, where she chairs communications.