Kimber Bogard, PhD, is the Senior Officer of Planning and Advancement and Director of the Innovation to Incubation Program at the National Academy of Medicine. In these roles, she leads the planning effort at the National Academy of Medicine and catalyzes internal and external partnerships and collaborations to bridge Academies’ consensus recommendations with implementation to have a greater impact on health. As the Managing Officer of the $10 million Culture of Health Program, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kimber works closely with a staff team and advisory group to design program activities that seek solutions to health inequities and disparities in the United States. Kimber directs the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally at the Academies, with a staff team and 45 members from academia, philanthropy, US government agencies, non-governmental organizations, bi-lateral institutions, multi-lateral institutions, and industry. The Forum aims to bridge science to policy and practice in regions around the world and share our learnings through multiple communications vehicles.
She formerly directed the Board on Children, Youth and Families at the Academies where she oversaw a portfolio of projects on children’s health and development. Previously, as the Associate Director of the Institute of Human Development and Social Change at New York University and Program Associate at the Foundation for Child Development, Kimber supported portfolios of grants and contracts that examined health, development, and well-being within a changing global context.
A developmental psychologist by training, Kimber has worked with numerous organizations that support children’s physical, cognitive, affective, and behavioral health and development from infancy through the early adulthood. Kimber often speaks to audiences about life course development in the context of families, schools, and communities, with a keen focus on how policies influence developmental, educational, and health trajectories.
In 2006, she received her PhD from Fordham University in applied developmental psychology, and she holds a master’s degree from Columbia University-Teachers College where she studied evidence-informed risk and prevention strategies for children, youth, and families.