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School of Medicine Greenville

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Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH

Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences | Family Medicine
School of Medicine Greenville
Phone: 864-766-2028
Office: 607 Grove Road
Greenville SC 29605


Background: Ann Blair Kennedy joined the faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in May of 2017 where she teaches in the division of Behavioral, Social, and Population Health Sciences in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. She teaches Health Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion topics within the Cultural Competence/Humility/Safety curriculum as well as Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum.

Her undergraduate degree is from Presbyterian College and her Masters is from University of South Carolina, both in Theater/Directing. She became a board certified and state licensed massage therapist in 1999 and was in clinical practice prior to pursuing her Doctor of Public Health degree in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Human Performance Lab at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville in April 2017. She is also the Executive Editor/Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the Director of the Prisma Health-Upstate Health Sciences Center Patient Engagement Studio. Dr. Kennedy completed her Apple Teacher training in May of 2018 and became an Apple Learning Academy Specialist in July of 2019.
Teaching Interest(s): Social determinants of health; health disparities; Cultural Humility including health Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; stress management; implementation monitoring and process evaluation; qualitative and mixed research methods; evidence based medicine
Research Interest(s): •Patient and stakeholder engagement in research
•Investigations of health care professions and healthcare professionals especially in the areas of stress, burnout, communication, and cultural competence/humility/safety
•Implementation and dissemination of research with a special emphasis on implementation monitoring and process evaluation
•Integrative medicine
Honors & Awards: Meritorious Award
Excellence In Patient Engagement In Research
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity in Leadership Group/Department Award
2nd Place Research Poster
Outstanding Research Abstract in Patient-Centered Research theme
Runner-up Winner poster prize competition for poster: “Project COPE: Chronicling Healthcare Providers Pandemic Experiences: A Descriptive Study of Essential and Non-Essential Health Care Workers During an Active Pandemic”
2020 Distinguished Service Award
2019 Humanitarian Award
Dean's Award
Outstanding Mentor
Outstanding National Volunteer Group
Certificate of Appreciation
Certificate of Appreciation
Colonial Life Fellowship
Dean's Award for Excellence in Leadership
HPEB Scholarship
Norman J. Arnold School of Public Heath Fellowship
Outstanding National Volunteer Chair
President's Award
Outstanding Board Member
Chapter Meritorious Award
Outstanding Board Member
Outstanding Board Member
Chapter Meritorious Award
President's Award
Professional Affiliations: Society for Participatory Medicine
Academy for Professionalism in Healthcare
Society for Health Communication
International Association for Medical Education
Academy Health
Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health
Other - Associate Member
Greenville Women in Medicine and Science
Institute for the Advancement of Community Health
Other - Affiliate Member
American Evaluation Association
American Massage Therapy Association
The Beryl Institute
South Carolina Academy of Science
Society of Behavioral Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine

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