Katherine “Kiki” Kennedy, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale, has been named to the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University in Middletown for the 2017-18 academic year.
Kennedy has strong family ties to the university. Her daughter, Kiley, graduated in 2016 with high honors in physics, and her son, Teddy, is a member of the Class of 2020. Her husband, State Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr., is a 1984 graduate of Wesleyan.
Kiki Kennedy received her MD from the University of Connecticut, and completed her psychiatry residency and a fellowship in psychotherapy at Yale. In her role as a clinical professor at Yale, she leads an advocacy training initiative and supervises psychiatry residents in psychotherapy at the Connecticut Mental Health Center and the Yale Long Term Psychotherapy Clinic.
She has council and committee appointments with the American Psychiatric Association, the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and the Austen Riggs Center, a nonprofit psychiatric hospital in Stockbridge, Mass.
In 2017, Kennedy was chosen to receive the Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award for her ongoing commitment to the department.