Richard Kennedy, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research
Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies


Richard Kennedy, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Research for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB), also serves as Vice President and Director of the Beaumont Research Institute. Before joining OUWB, Dr. Kennedy served as Vice Provost of Research and Graduate Programs at Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division. Prior to working at Loyola, he held academic and leadership positions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Dr. Kennedy received a B.S. in pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and his Ph.D. from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1981 before doing postdoctoral training at Michigan State University. His research in cardiovascular pharmacology and pathophysiology has resulted in more than 105 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has been funded by a variety of agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Recently, he has focused his research efforts on development of the Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN), a clinical data research network funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Contact Information:

Office: 428 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-3676


Research development and administration; faculty and student research mentorship; data network development


Ph.D. - Pharmacology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

B.S. - Pharmacy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Research Interests:

Cardiovascular pharmacology and pathophysiology; clinical research networks