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Dr. KnightAmy Knight, Ph.D. recently completed her year-long term as President of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at the National Conference in West Palm Beach. Knight spearheaded health equity initiatives during her time in leadership, working closely with CDC Million Hearts Health Equity workgroup. She advocated for the creation of a health equity statement for the organization; appointed a health equity advisory team; added topics in equity to the annual meeting; and facilitated the adoption by the Board of Directors of three-year strategic plan pillar around health equity objectives and goals for patients, members, and programs.

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is a multidisciplinary professional association comprised of health professionals who serve in the field of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Members include cardiovascular and pulmonary physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, behavioral scientists, respiratory therapists, dieticians and nutritionists.

Knight is an Associate Professor in UAB’s Department of Physical Rehabilitation & Rehabilitation. She also serves as the Division Director of Rehabilitation Psychology at Spain Rehabilitation Center (SRC). Knight. Knight received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She completed an internship in behavioral medicine at West Virginia University and a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at UAB in the Department of Neurology.