Mr. Kennedy is the Managing Director for the Center for Environmental Health at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. The center provides patient-based services, training, and education, and performs research in indoor environmental health. Mr. Kennedy has been involved in housing, school, and hospital environmental health assessments for 10 years and environmental science and industrial hygiene chemistry consulting for over 25 years. Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Healthy Home Training Center is the most active National Healthy Home Training Network partner. Additionally, Mr. Kennedy is currently the Co-Director of the Workgroup Practice Parameter on Home Assessment for the Joint Task Force of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is an instructor for the CDC National Healthy Home and Lead Poison Prevention Training Center. He is a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association’s Home Health Committee, and serves on the curriculum committee for the National Healthy Homes Training Center.
Mr. Kennedy received his Masters in Public Health from the Kansas University Medical Center, Department of Preventive Medicine, and his Bachelor of Arts in Natural History and Environmental Science from the University of Kansas, where he also received teaching certification in secondary science. He previously worked for several years as a restoration carpenter and woodworker. He is a nationally recognized speaker at industry conferences nationwide and has been the keynote speaker at several conferences.