i.Daniel Kaplin, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at St. Francis College. He received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 2014 from Walden University’s Department of Psychology. His research examines how religious beliefs and practices influence mental health (e.g., anxiety, depression, and substance abuse). He has also worked to improve the treatment and access to care for ethnic minorities (e.g. the Asian American community). Lastly, he does research attitudinal research on prescriptive authority for psychologists. Dr. Kaplin as served numerous boards and committees at the local, state, and national level. He is the 2019 President Elect for New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA). Moreover, he was the 2018 President of NYSPA’s Division of Culture Race and Ethnicity (DCRE) and New York State’s Diversity Delegate to the American Psychological Association’s Practice Leadership Conference in 2015 and 2016. Dr. Kaplin has received many awards and recognitions, which include being a Leadership Institute Fellow (2012), the DCRE Dissertation Award (2015), Distinguished Fellow at New York State Psychological Association (2017), Patrick H. DeLeon Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (2017), and NYSPA’s Diversity Award (2018).