Anna Rose Kidder
Subspecialty: Maternal Child Health
Anna is from a small town in Vermont where she worked in family practice. She spent five years of middle and high school at an international school in northern India which provided her with good hiking skills and a deep interest in small scale health improvement projects.
After graduating from college Anna started working in the community where she spent most of her childhood, helping a rural population of pregnant women, young single mothers, families with young children, elders, and adolescents primarily around behavioral issues. As she became more involved in organizational issues, education, care coordination, and more frustrated with the inability to work on quality improvement and community initiatives (because they were so busy patching together services in day to day practice), Anna decided she needed to learn more and get a more comprehensive understanding of what was preventing the delivery of better preventative care. In March of 2007 she started working with a project funded by USAID and run by Dartmouth Medical School creating and implementing a family medicine (primary care) based antenatal care model for use in Kosovo.
Anna believes in education, prevention, community development, primary family based care. She was in the first cohort of DNP students in CHN and graduated in Spring, 2010. She received post-doctoral training in Scotland and currently is a Research Fellow with the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Program at the University of Dundee, NHS Education for Scotland. She is involved with development and implementation of guidance in primary care settings and managing a mixed methods study that looks at the prevention and management of dental caries among children and adults seen through the National Health Service Scotland.