Allison Lind

Epidemiology PhD student
Research Interests

Broadly, I am interested in consequential epidemiology, finding interventions that improve social and health inequities amongst children and adolescents and bringing them to scale. I am particularly invested in evidence-based solutions to break the cycle of intergenerational Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). I am also concerned with how macro-level policies, such as residential and educational segregation and early childhood development for at risk families, affect outcomes.

Biography

Allison is a student in the University of Minnesota’s PhD program in Epidemiology. She is interested in consequential social epidemiology, finding interventions that improve social and health inequities amongst children and adolescents and bringing them to scale. She is particularly invested in evidence-based solutions to break the cycle of intergenerational Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). She is concerned with how macro-level policies, such as residential and educational segregation and early childhood development for at risk families, affect outcomes. In addition to learning advanced epidemiological and biostatistical methods, she is hoping to gain skills in spatial analysis in her PhD program.

Prior to attending the University, Allison worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Runaway Intervention Program at Children’s Minnesota, supporting youth with a history of running away and/or sexual violence through a year-long nurse practitioner led intervention program. Allison also has a history of working in pediatric orthopedics and trauma, as well as a clinician and public health professional in Belize and Haiti. Originally from Iowa (go Hawks!), she earned her BSN from Saint Louis University, her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Washington.