Professor, Univ of Massachusettes Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Division of Neuroinformatics at the Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment InitiativeBiography
Dr. Kennedy is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is Director of the Division of Neuroinformatics at the Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment Initiative (CANDI). He has extensive expertise in the development of image analysis techniques and was a co-founder of the Center for Morphometric Analysis (CMA) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His career has seen participation in the advent of such technologies as MRI-based morphometric analysis (1989), functional MRI (1991) and diffusion tensor pathway analysis (1998). He has long standing experience with development of neuroinformatics resources (Internet Brain Volumetric Database, Internet Brain Segmentation Repository, Internet Analysis Tools Registry), and participated as co-PI (PI: Bruce Rosen) of the morphometry Biomedical Informatics Research Network (mBIRN). Dr. Kennedy is the community liaison for the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC). In addition, he is a founding editor of the journal Neuroinformatics that debuted in 2003.