Traci M. Kennedy, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Traci is a licensed clinical psychologist and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Psychiatry.  She joined the Youth and Family Research Program in 2016 and leads longitudinal data analyses on several studies. She also serves as primary clinician for the ADHDenic study. Traci’s research interests broadly center on the influence of contextual stressors (e.g., violence exposure, adversity) on youth well-being. She has particular interests in how these risk factors interact with individual-level vulnerabilities (e.g., ADHD), as well as how protective factors promote resilience. Traci’s clinical interests include pediatric psychology and CBT for a range of concerns (e.g., anxiety, disruptive behavior, trauma) with youth and families.

Outside of work, Traci enjoys running, gymnastics, exploring Pittsburgh restaurants, traveling, playing board games, relaxing on the beach, writing, and spending time with family.

Current Research Projects

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania, BA, Psychology (English minor)
  • University of Michigan, PhD, Clinical Psychology
  • Predoctoral Internship: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist