Dr. Kennedy is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and clinical pharmacist at El Rio health center. Before joining the staff at UA, Dr. Kennedy worked as a clinical pharmacist at a health center for the homeless. While there, she provided medication therapy management services, precepted students, and conducted research as part of an interprofessional healthcare team.
Dr. Kennedy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with her PharmD in 2008. She completed her community pharmacy practice residency and community participatory research fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010.
Her scholarship interests include preventive health, the impact of medication adherence on mental health outcomes, the role of therapeutic lifestyle modifications in hypertension management, medication therapy management outcomes, and the pharmacist’s role in caring for the underserved. Dr. Kennedy was recently awarded the ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN seed grant for her project titled “Assessment of Perceptions and Barriers to Therapeutic Lifestyle Modifications in Homeless Patients with Hypertension.”