Kathy Kennedy, DrPH, MA
Dr. Kathy Irene Kennedy has served as the Director of RIHEL since its inception in 1998. Her work since that time has been focused on public health workforce development either through the professional opportunities offered through RIHEL or through formal education at the Colorado School of Public Health. She is Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado – Colorado School of Public Health where she directs the master of public health program in maternal and child health and the certificate in global public health. There and elsewhere she has taught the Introduction to Public Health, Epidemiology, Global Public Health Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Injury Epidemiology.
By training, Dr. Kennedy is a public health scientist who has conducted many studies in reproductive health, especially in the areas of lactation, fertility and contraception. She has directed several multi-center international studies, and has written on women’s health, on human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) and on postpartum issues. Dr. Kennedy has worked in 20 countries and has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) Human Reproduction Program in Geneva, Switzerland, directing data analysis and report writing for a variety of projects, including large international prospective studies. She provides peer review of scientific papers to a number of journals, and reviews research proposals for several foundations and institutions.
RIHEL STAFF & FACULTY FOR:
- Advanced Leadership Training Program
- Advanced Physician Leadership Program
- Leadership for Healthy Community Design Program
- Primary Care Movers and Changers