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Kennedy, Courtney BW


Courtney Kennedy is an Assistant Professor at McMaster University and the Associate Scientific Director for the GERAS Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences. As the Research Director for the Geriatric Medicine Residency program, Dr. Kennedy is largely involved in trainee development at McMaster with undergraduate and graduate students. Her extensive research in gerontology is focused on mobility in aging, falls and frailty prevention and treatment models, mind-body interventions for improving cognitive function, and strategies for applying research into practice. Her current research program, DANcing for Cognition and Exercise (DANCE), received funding from the CABHI Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program (RCP2). The GERAS DANCE program aims to research and develop dance training materials, programs, and services to improve the social, cognitive, and physical function of older adults.


  • PhD, Health Research Methodology, McMaster University
  • MSc, Community Health & Epidemiology, Queens University
  • BSc, Psychology, University of Alberta
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