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Kimberly Lind PhD, MPH

Kimberly   Lind PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Practice

Health Promotion Sciences Department

klind@arizona.edu

1295 N Martin
Roy P. Drachman Hall
PO Box: 245163
Tucson AZ

Biography

Dr. Kim Lind is an epidemiologist and health services researcher. She completed a PhD in Health Services Research, Policy & Administration, and MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Colorado. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona and earned a BS (Magna Cum Laude) in Psychology with a minor in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. After graduate school, Dr. Lind gained international experience as a Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Lind has experience working with a diverse range of data sources spanning randomized clinical trials, Indian Health Service clinical data, Medicare claims data, survey data, Google Analytics data and electronic health record data. Her methodological expertise is in secondary data analysis and observational study design.

Dr. Lind is the lead analyst for the local Women’s Health Initiative research group and the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Behavioral Measurement and Intervention Shared Resource.

 

Research Synopsis

Maximizing the use of existing electronic data for disease surveillance, policy evaluation, quality monitoring, and examining health outcomes underpins most of Dr. Lind’s research; this ranges from commonly used data sources such as Medicare claims, to underutilized data sources such as electronic health record data. Dr. Lind’s research has focused largely on dementia and other chronic diseases that impact older adults. She is interested in how health policy can be used to reduce disparities in healthcare utilization and health outcomes.

Research Areas:

  • Chronic conditions
  • Aging
  • Medicare
  • Health Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Disparities

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