Kai Kennedy, DPT

Associate Professor
Physical Therapy

Dr. Kennedy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Kennedy has extensive experience addressing issues of health equity through the lens of functional movement. She leads programs providing rehabilitative care in underserved communities in the United States, the Caribbean, and West Africa. She has a keen interest in developing innovative curricular strategies that prepare students of health professions to provide effective care in community-centered programs. She is also interested in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion the physical therapy and rehabilitation workforce globally. Dr. Kennedy has a longstanding record of professional service and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Physical Therapy Education, and on the American Physical Therapy Association’s Staff Work Group for Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, she is the first Physical Therapist to be named Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity.