Congratulations to Amy Kind, professor of medicine, for being named associate dean for social health sciences and programs. Kind is a faculty member in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine. She is the founding director of the Center for Health Disparities Research within the School of Medicine and Public Health and of the Department of Medicine’s Health Services and Care Research Program. She also leads the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s (ADRC) Dementia Care Research Core and co-leads the ADRC’s Research Education Core.
In her research, Kind focuses on eliminating health disparities and improving health equity through cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on neighborhood disadvantage, the social determinants of health, and Alzheimer’s disease. She and her team developed the Neighborhood Atlas, a free, first-of-its-kind online tool that quantifies socioeconomic disadvantage for every neighborhood in the U.S., including Puerto Rico.