Amy Kennedy, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Cohorts and Consortia Team, Office of the Associate Director

Amy Kennedy

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E114, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Genetic susceptibility to cancer
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Public health genomics
  • Effect modifiers in genetic association studies
  • Gene-gene and gene-environment interactions
  • Cancer/health disparities
  • Childhood cancer


  • Ph.D. – Public Health, specialization in Epidemiology
    Florida International University
  • M.P.H. – Environmental and Occupational Health
    Florida International University
  • B.S. – Biology
    University of Miami


Dr. Amy Kennedy is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow working with the Cohorts and Consortia Team in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program's (EGRP) Office of the Associate Director. Her responsibilities include assisting in managing national and international cancer epidemiology cohorts and consortia, supporting the Genetic Associations and Mechanisms in Oncology (GAME-ON) initiative, as well as analyzing data and preparing manuscripts.

Before joining EGRP, Dr. Kennedy completed her Ph.D. in Public Health, specializing in Epidemiology. For her doctoral dissertation, she investigated correlations among genetic polymorphisms, birth characteristics, and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. During her doctoral studies, she presented her work at the University of Alabama of Birmingham Postdoctoral Prep conference and was the recipient of the Doctoral Evidence Acquisition Fellowship at Florida International University (FIU). Prior to her Ph.D., Dr. Kennedy received her M.P.H. from FIU's Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. She completed her Master's Supervised Field Experience at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, where her project focused on the effects of the built environment on children's health and safety. This project included a program proposal to decrease pedestrian injuries and childhood obesity by promoting walking to and from school.


Kennedy AE, Singh S, Dorak MT. Re: Genome-Wide Association Study of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma and Epstein–Barr Virus Status–Defined SubgroupsExternal Web Site Policy. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 Jun 6; 104(11): 884-885.

Felty Q, Yoo C, Kennedy A. Gene expression profile of endothelial cells exposed to estrogenic environmental compounds: implications to pulmonary vascular lesionsExternal Web Site Policy. Life Sci. 2010 Jun 19; 86(25-26): 919-927.

Hotz G, Kennedy A, Lutfi K, Cohn SM. Preventing pediatric pedestrian injuriesExternal Web Site Policy. J Trauma. 2009 May; 66(5): 1492-1499.

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