One of the projects we have been working on the past couple years has been around the Brain-Gut connection, so of course we had to sit down with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan to learn more about who she is and what community means to her.
Q. What does being t mean to you?
A. Top 7 Over 70 allows me the opportunity to have a stronger voice in terms of influencing mental health treatment. My work has centered around the impact that micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) have on brain development and function.
Q. How do you approach philanthropy?
A. As a philanthropist I get to support my junior colleagues in important research studies that I am passionate about that advance scientific knowledge in mental health treatment.
Q. How do you know what success looks like?
A. To me, success will be when the policy makers who run mental health clinics are ready to educate patients on the impact of micronutrients on brain development and function, especially within pediatrics. Many kids respond very well to micronutrient therapies.
Q. What do you want your legacy to be?
A. I would love for my legacy to be that I changed mental health treatment to first employ nutrition education and micronutrients, prior to medication.