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Postdoctoral Fellow, RWJ Clinical Scholars Program, Internal Medicine.
Postdoctoral Fellow Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Postdoctoral Mentor: Michele Heisler
M.D., University of Rochester
Kate Vickery, MD is a family physician who completed medical school at the University of Rochester in New York and residency training at Allina-United Family Medicine, a community health center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Vickery is interested in the role that primary care providers (particularly working at community health centers) can play in promoting community action around defining and coordinating health improvement efforts at the neighborhood level. She believes that this will provide key opportunities for progress on the integration of public health and clinical medicine. Through exploration of the history of community-oriented primary care she hopes to shed light on directions for future policies and programs to reduce health disparities. She has engaged in community-partnered research in the neighborhood surrounding the community health center where she trained in St. Paul, MN. During her RWJF Clinical Scholars fellowship she hopes to build upon this prior work by building a team to complete GIS-based resource mapping of St. Paul. In addition, she will explore historical and ethical dimensions of the affordable care act, patient-centered medical home, and the community health center movement.