The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Kennedy completed an undergraduate degree in computer science at the University of Mississippi and an MD from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed a transitional year internship and a psychiatry residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, followed by a fellowship in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry (now Psychosomatic Medicine) at Virginia Commonwealth University. After serving on the psychiatry faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Kennedy completed a Ph.D. in Biostatistics at Virginia Commonwealth University. He then joined UAB as a post-doctoral fellow in statistical genetics in 2008. He has been on faculty in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care at the UAB since 2012 and holds the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Kennedy’s research interests are in the intersection between medical illness and neurobehavioral disorders in the aging process. He has served as a biostatistician on numerous studies, including the UAB Study of Aging II, a meta-database of Alzheimer’s clinical trials, the UAB TBI Model Systems database, and the reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.