Amy Kind

Center Director

Center for Health Disparities Research

Dr. Amy 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. She has received multiple awards, including the 2020 Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association Early Career Achievement Award and the 2019 American Geriatric Society’s Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation. She is a former fellow in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program. Dr. Kind is also a dedicated clinician and serves as an outstanding research mentor, with many successfully funded mentees (National Institutes of Health [NIH] K awards, Diversity supplements).

Dr. Kind currently serves as chair of the Oversight and Advisory Committee of the Wisconsin Partnership Program, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s largest endowment-funded grant program. She has also served on numerous national and international advisory boards and committees, including a White House Task Force on Research and Development for Technology to Support Aging Adults and a number of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Technical Expert Panels. She has also previously served as chair of the NIH Clinical Aging study section (NIA-C) and as a consultant to the State of Maryland Department of Health’s Health Services Cost Review Commission, advising on socio-demographic adjustments for hospital-focused policy.