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Kathleen Kennedy, M.D., M.P.H. Kathleen Kennedy, M.D., M.P.H.

Xavier University, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana, College of Pharmacy
1 Drexel Drive, Box 121
New Orleans, LA 70125
phone: 505-368-3583
fax: 504-520-7930

Dr. Kathleen B. Kennedy is Associate Dean at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy. She also serves as the director of the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education at Xavier. Dr. Kennedy has been a recipient (2004) of the Malcolm Ellington Professor of Health Disparities Research Endowed Professorship, and provides leadership in the development of the research infrastructure necessary to support health disparities research, education and training. Dr. Kennedy has received special training in teaching communication strategies that assist in the education of health professionals about cultural competenc, and has lead the incorporation of cultural competency training in the Pharmacy curriculum.

Dr. Kennedy serves as the co-Principal Investigator for the Tulane-Xavier NCI Cancer Health Disparities grant and served as reviewer for the NCI P-20 and U54 grants awarded in 2007. In 2007, she organized the first national health disparities conference for mid-level health care professionals – primarily pharmacists and nurses - to address the successful translation of research into effective models of practice to impact policy and change behaviors in the broader community. This conference continues annually. Dr. Kennedy has been appointed to several local and state committees including the LA Region I Healthcare Consortium, the LA Campaign for Tobacco Free Living Steering Committee and the LA Diabetes Initiative Council.

Dr. Kennedy earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed an American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists accredited residency in Pharmacy Practice at the University of California Hospitals and Clinics in 1979. S he completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in 2004, and the Leadership Fellows Program with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 2006.

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Roy S. Weiner, M.D.
Updated: 04/30/12