Byron Kennedy, '01 M.P.H., '04 M.D., '04 Ph.D., Connecticut Department of Corrections, Medical Director. Dr. Kennedy is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine and has broad expertise in community-based approaches aimed at improving the health of vulnerable patient populations. While providing leadership within a local public health agency, he has worked collaboratively with multiple stakeholder groups from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to promote health and wellness. He has expertise in advising elected leaders at the state and local levels on health policies. He has given a number of lectures/presentations to students, medical professionals, community groups, and policy makers. In addition, he has practiced in urgent care, occupational medicine, and general practice clinics, including both pediatric and adult patients. Finally, Dr. Kennedy has published papers in the areas of health disparities, chronic disease treatment, tobacco control, repetitive-use injury, and communicable disease outbreaks.