Kai Kennedy, PT, DPT

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V. Kai Kennedy is an assistant professor in the Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Division where she serves as the Director of Community and Global Outreach. Dr. Kennedy has extensive experience 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 to provide effective care in community-centered programs. Ongoing projects include interprofessional peer learning programs in Haiti and the development of the first physical therapy education programs in Haiti and in Sierra Leone.

Dr. Kennedy is interested in investigating reciprocity in community-based programs, locally and abroad. She has a longstanding record of professional service, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the American Physical Therapy Association’s Education Section and on the American Physical Therapy Association’s Staff Work Group for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiological Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University.