Teri Kennedy

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  • Associate Dean, Interprofessional Practice, Education, Policy, and Research (iPEPR)
  • Ida Johnson Feaster Professorship in Interprofessional Practice and Education / University of Kansas School of Nursing
  • Professor, Department of Population Health / University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Co-Facilitator, Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative

Contact Info

3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4043
Kansas City, KS 66160


Dr. Teri Kennedy seeks to advance, elevate, and sustain interprofessional practice and education (IPE) with a focus on policy and research. Her work concentrates on sustainability, interprofessional leadership, team science, health and aging policy, and policies that support IPE. She developed the Kennedy Model of Sustainability adopted by the National Center of Interprofessional Practice and Education, and a model of Strengths-Based Interprofessional Practice and Education (SB-IPE).

She serves on the Advisory Committee for Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages, Health Resources and Services Administration; co-chairs the Research Subcommittee and serves on the Public Policy Steering Committee, National Academies of Practice; and is active within the Health and Aging Policy Fellow Alumni Network. She is a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow, National Academies of Practice and Social Work Academy, and Fellow, Gerontological Society of America’s Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section. She was a Health and Aging Policy Fellow/American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow and worked with the Senate Special Committee on Aging through Senator Jeff Flake's (R-AZ) DC Office.

She is an indie singer/songwriter, with multiple CDs of original, contemporary, and traditional music, a writer, and a podcaster.