Nancy S. Hardt, MD

Hardt-photo-2015Nancy Hardt, M.D. is Professor Emerita of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Most recently she directed the Health Disparities and Service Learning Programs, including the Mobile Outreach Clinic. She learned policy as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow during which time she worked as a health legislative advisor for Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

In her current role she collaborates with community leaders to address local health equity issues. A health report card for Alachua County was developed by Dr. Hardt, and key indicators were mapped, resulting in numerous community actions to respond to highlighted health inequities. She spearheaded the University response, a Mobile Outreach Clinic, in which an interprofessional team meets the needs of the underserved in neighborhoods throughout Alachua County. In five years of operation, more than 18,000 free health care visits have been provided by community health professionals, faculty, and student volunteers. She co-founded the innovative Intimate Partner Violence Clinic in conjunction with the College of Law, in which law and medical students learn together how best to meet the needs of victims. This clinic has over 99% success obtaining orders of protection on behalf of their clients, more than double the baseline rate of success in this community. The law-medicine partnership led to formation of Peace4Gainesville which seeks to reduce trauma and enhance resilience for children and adults in this community. These outreach efforts have resulted in recognition by the Gainesville Sun in 2012 (Sprit of Gainesville), Blue Foundation in 2013 (Sapphire Award), and Loyola University in 2014 (Damen Award). She was recognized in 2015 as Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellow of the year in the College of Business Administration for her social entrepreneurship project to create a neighborhood based early learning center.

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