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Amy J. H. Kind

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Amy J. H. Kind, M.D., Ph.D., is director of the Department of Medicine Health Services and Care Research Program and associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She leads a robust research program focused on health equity, the social determinants of health, neighborhood disadvantage and Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Kind is a national leader in the field of neighborhood-level socioeconomic contextual disparities, especially as they relate to health outcomes and Medicare policy. To directly intervene on health disparities, Dr. Kind has also successfully designed, implemented, and tested models of care to improve patient outcomes in low-resource and safety-net areas. Her interventions, such as low-cost models of care to improve coordination of care transitions in low-resource areas, have been disseminated widely. Dr. Kind has multiple active R01s from the NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the NIH/National Institute on Aging (NIA), and routinely advises state, federal and international entities. Dr. Kind received her medical degree and her doctorate (in population health sciences) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.