University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health


Recent Publications

Hunt JFV, Buckingham W, Kim AJ, Oh J, Vogt NM, Jonaitis EM, Hunt TK, Zuelsdorff M, Powell R, Norton D, Rissman RA, Asthana S, Okonkwo OC, Johnson SC, Kind AJH, Bendlin BB.  Association of Neighborhood-Level Disadvantage with Cerebral and Hippocampal Volume. JAMA Neurol. January 6, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.4501.  Press release

Gilmore-Bykovskyi, A, Crnich CJ, Kind AJH.  In Pursuit of Meaningful Performance Measures for Post-Acute Care [Invited Commentary]JAMA Network Open, 2019: 2(12). e1917558. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.17558

Jencks SF, Schuster A, Dougherty GB, Gerovich S, Brock JE, Kind AJH. Safety-net Hospitals, Neighborhood Disadvantage, and Readmissions: An Observational Study under Maryland’s All-Payer Program. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2019. doi: 10.7326/M16-2671

Joynt Maddox KE, Reidhead M, Hu J, Kind AJH, Zaslavsky AM, Nagasako EM, Nerenz DR. Adjusting for Social Risk Factors Impacts Performance and Penalties in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Health Services Research, 2019

Health Services and Research Program Care Seminar Series

The Department of Medicine Health Services and Care Research (HSCR) Program sponsors a monthly seminar series during the academic year to provide a venue for health services and care research collaborations across the UW Department of Medicine. A secondary goal of the series is to encourage more trainees to become involved in research. Topics with specific relevance to these trainees will be presented.

The HSCR program seeks to advance high-impact transformational research on care policy, processes and outcomes along with rigorous development, testing and dissemination of pioneering medical care models to promote the health and quality of life of patients and caregivers. Seminars will feature presentations on innovative research within our UW Department of Medicine and incorporate career development discussions targeted at the trainee and junior faculty level.

Please mark your calendars for the following dates for the 2020 academic year:

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The Neighborhood Atlas®

Led by Dr. Amy Kind, researchers from the HSCR Program have developed an accessible, online, interactive map of more than 70 million ZIP+4 codes so that users can visualize data on socio-economic determinants of health at the neighborhood level. The Neighborhood Atlas is the home for the Area Deprivation Index (ADI), a tool which can be used to quantify the degree of disadvantage in a given area – a factor increasingly viewed as critical to assessing health disparities and effective interventions. The 2013 and 2015 versions of the ADI can be downloaded at An article about the Neighborhood Atlas was published on June 28, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more: New England Journal of Medicine: Research article, Audio interview with Dr. Kind | UW School of Medicine and Public Health.  The Neighborhood Atlas has also recently been featured in a blog written by NIA Director Robin Barr and received supplemental trademark registration status through the USPTO.