Dr. Kennedy is the Director of Health for the City of New Haven. Trained in preventive medicine, he received all his higher education at Yale. Hehas broad expertise in community-based approaches aimed at improving the health of vulnerable populations. As Health Director, he has worked collaboratively with multiple stakeholder groups from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to promote health and wellness. He has given a number of lectures/presentations to students, medical professionals, community groups, and policy makers. In addition, he has practiced in urgent care, occupational medicine, and general practice clinics, including both pediatric and adult patients. Finally, Dr. Kennedy has published papers in heart disease and stroke, health disparities, and tobacco control.