Transformative Health Services Research
Led by Amy Kind, MD, PhD and located in the Clinical Science Center, the Health Services Care Research (HSCR) Program houses an array of resources for the conduct of health services and models of care research. These include national-level data sources of health systems, socioeconomic, and geospatial metrics, a state-of-the-art high capacity, secure computing environment, and expert consultation on all aspects of research conduct and dissemination in these fields.
Areas of research focus reflect critically important topics, including the impact of health disparities and health policy on patient outcomes, healthy aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and others. The Neighborhood Atlas®, a website developed by Dr. Kind and her collaborators, houses the Area Deprivation Index, a metric which allows for rankings of neighborhoods by socioeconomic disadvantage in a region of interest (e.g. at the state or national level). The ADI has been used by universities, federal, state, and local governments, health care providers, community organizations, and industry for research and program planning.