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Amy Kind

Geriatrician and health care/health policy researcher with expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, with focus on research toward elimination of health disparities

Associate professor, medicine, geriatrics and gerontology School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-265-8199


  • Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, treatment and care
  • Identifying health disparities and improving health outcomes in geriatric patients
  • Neighborhood disadvantage as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease, health outcomes and Medicare policy
  • Social determinants of health
  • Improving transitions in care, particularly within low-resource areas


  • Director, Health Services and Care Research Program, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Director, VA Dementia Care Clinic, William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital
  • Creator of the Neighborhood Atlas; refinement of Area Deprivation Index (ADI), a neighborhood disadvantage metric that predicts disparity-related health outcomes; adopted by multiple
  • Development of Coordinated-Transitional Care (C-TraC) Program, a low-cost, mostly phone-based intervention designed to improve hospital-to-home transitions within low-resource settings; implemented by hospitals throughout the