Assistant Director, Emergency Medicine Research, BIDMC
Instructor in Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Editor, Journal of Emergency Medicine
Associate Editor, Geriatric Emergencies
Dr. Kennedy’s research, clinical, and consulting interests are in diagnosing, treating, and preventing delirium among older emergency department patients. From 2009 to 2012, she led a study that prospectively enrolled 1000 older ED patients and evaluated them for delirium in the ED; subsequently, she developed a risk profile identifying patients at high risk of being delirious in the ED which is currently being validated. Dr. Kennedy and her team are also concluding a pilot study of serum biomarkers for ED delirium. From 2011-2013, she received funding through the R03 GEMSSTAR and Jahnigen Career Development Awards Programs for a secondary analysis evaluating admitted patients for the development of delirium after hospital admission. Additionally, Dr. Kennedy is interested in clinical outcomes research and previously evaluated ED predictors of early ICU transfer afterward admission. She serves on the BIDMC-HSL Quality and Operations Sub-Committee and the BIDMC Emergency Medicine and Geriatric Care Committee and has lectured nationally on the care of geriatric ED patients. Dr. Kennedy currently serves on a national panel which is developing Clinical Guidelines on Post-Operative Delirium. Dr. Kennedy also has a background and interest in human subject protection and the ethical conduct of clinical research. Dr. Kennedy works internationally with EMC clients on developing research studies and implementing research programs.
- Tuscan Emergency Medical Services Initiative
- Tuscan Mobile Simulation Program
- Region Sjaelland (Denmark) Emergency Medicine Initiative
- Dr. Kennedy is a Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
- Kennedy M, Enander RA, Tadiri SP, Wolfe RE, Shapiro NI, Marcantonio ER. Delirium Risk Prediction, Healthcare Use and Mortality of Elderly Adults in the Emergency Department. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Mar;62(3):462-9.
- Dojmi Di Delupis F, Pisanelli P, Di Luccio G, Kennedy M, Tellini S, Nenci N, Guerrini E, Pini R, Franco Gensini G. Communication during handover in the pre-hospital/hospital interface in Italy: from evaluation to implementation of multidisciplinary training through high-fidelity simulation. Intern Emerg Med. 2014 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]
- Schuetz P, Kennedy M, Lucas JM, Howell MD, Aird WC, Yealy DM, Shapiro NI. Initial management of septic patients with hyperglycemia in the noncritical care inpatient setting. Am J Med. 2012 Jul;125(7):670-8.
- Kennedy M, Joyce N, Howell M, Mottley L, Shapiro N. Identifying Infected Emergency Department Patients Admitted to the Hospital Ward at Risk of Clinical Deterioration and ICU Transfer. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Oct;17(10):1080-5.
- Kennedy M, Bates DW, Wright SB, Ruiz R, Wolfe RE, Shapiro NI. Do Emergency Department Blood Cultures Change Practice in Patients with Pneumonia? Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Nov;46(5):393-400.
- Loukas M, Aparicio S, Beck A, Calderon R, Kennedy M. Rare case of right accessory renal artery originating as a common trunk with the inferior mesenteric artery: A case report. Clin Anat 2005; 18: 530-535
- Caterino JM, Sullivan AF, Betz ME, Espinola JA, Miller I, Camargo CA Jr, Boudreaux ED; Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up Evaluation (ED-SAFE) Investigators.* Evaluating current patterns of assessment for self-harm in emergency departments: a multicenter study. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Aug;20(8):807-15. (*member of the investigative team cited in the appendix of the manuscript)
- Betz ME, Miller M, Barber C, Miller I, Sullivan AF, Camargo CA Jr, Boudreaux ED; ED-SAFE Investigators*. Lethal means restriction for suicide prevention: beliefs and behaviors of emergency department providers. Depress Anxiety. 2013 Oct;30(10):1013-20. (*member of the investigative team cited in the appendix of the manuscript)
- Betz ME, Sullivan AF, Manton AP, Espinola JA, Miller I, Camargo CA Jr, Boudreaux ED; ED-SAFE Investigators*. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of emergency department providers in the care of suicidal patients. Depress Anxiety. 2013 Oct;30(10):1005-12. (*member of the investigative team cited in the appendix of the manuscript)
- Joseph J, Kennedy M. Altered Mental Status in the Elderly. Geriatric Emergencies: A Discussion-based review. Ed. Mattu A, Grossman S. and Rosen P. (in press)
- Joseph J, Kennedy M. Geriatric Psychiatric Emergencies. Geriatric Emergencies: A Discussion-based review. Ed. Mattu A, Grossman S. and Rosen P. (in press)
- Kennedy, M. “Agitation”. In Rosen and Barkin’s 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult. Eds. Schaider J, Hayden S, Wolfe RE, Barkin R, Barkin A, Shayne P, Rosen P: 5th edition (in press)
- Kennedy M and Tibbles C. “Exposing pregnant women to diagnostic ionizing radiation.” In Avoiding Common Errors in Emergency Medicine. Eds. Mattu A, Charmangan A, Swadron S, Tibbles C Woolridge D. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkin: 1st edition (May 24, 2010)
ABSTRACTS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS
- May 2013 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
- May 2013 American Geriatric Society, Grapevine, Texas
- June 2012 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
- June 2012 American Geriatric Society, Seattle, Washington
- June 2011 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
- June 2010 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona
- May 2009 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
- March 2009 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Worcester, Massachusetts
- October 2004 American College of Emergency Physicians, San Francisco, California
- April 2004 Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
- BIDMC Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency 2009
- MD, Harvard Medical School 2006
- MPH, Harvard School of Public Health 2011