Ingrid M. Allard, MD, MSEd

2Ingrid M. Allard, MD, MSEd is the Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Medical Education at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. She is an associate professor in the departments of Medical Education and Pediatrics.

In her role as associate dean at Albany Medical College, Dr. Allard works with medical students and the Capital Region community. She is responsible for educating medical students using service learning as the means by which she develops a medical student’s ability to understand the impact of the non-biologic determinants of health. Dr. Allard believes that focusing students on the social determinants of health is an excellent strategy for helping people in the local community while guiding student learning to reflect on real life experiences in order to make them patient and community centric future physicians. She and her colleagues at Albany Medical College have presented their work on assessment of learning in the area of service learning at regional and national conferences. Additionally she is one of the five advising deans at AMC and works with students from first through fourth year.

As an associate professor, Dr. Allard educates students and faculty in the areas of determinants of health, medical education, health care disparities and Pediatrics. She has received several awards as a result of her community work and was recognized as one of 15 of America’s Top African American Medical Educators by Black Health Magazine in 2014.

Dr. Allard graduated from Brown University in Providence, RI and earned her MD degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She received her Master’s degree in medical education from the KECK School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She has served on two New York State councils since 2009, the Early Childhood Advisory Council and the Minority Health Council through appointments by the then Governor David Paterson.