Dr. Kimberly Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at UAB's School of Public Health. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Yale University in 2009, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2013.
Dr. Martin’s main research interests are in quality of care and healthcare disparities in cardiovascular disease and stroke. She has investigated racial differences in the eligibility for and receipt of stroke secondary prevention procedures in a large national sample of elderly ischemic stroke patients, and has also examined the effect of race and race-concordance on the association between physician communication behaviors and patient trust. She is interested in further understanding patient-, provider- and system-level factors that may influence disparities in the access to and timely receipt of high-quality, appropriate health care services and subsequent health outcomes for stroke and high-risk populations, which may identify future strategies for intervention.