Meaghan Kennedy, MD

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine



Broadly, Meaghan Kennedy’s research focuses on the development and implementation of interventions to improve health outcomes for underserved populations with complex health and social needs. In her role as a research fellow at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, she worked with a team of geriatrics researchers, primary care clinicians, and community-based organizations to conduct a pilot feasibility trial of a community health worker (CHW)-delivered intervention for older adults with functional limitations in rural northern New England. She also collaborated with the Population Health department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock to implement and evaluate a primary care-based CHW program for patients with unmet social needs across the D-H health system. She completed medical school at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and her residency at NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, and worked on the residency faculty for a year prior to beginning her fellowship. She also holds an M.P.H from Boston University School of Public Health.


  • Geisel School of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University, MPH
  • Bowdoin College, BA


  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Dryden EM, Anwar C, Conti J, Boudreau JH, Kennedy MA, Hung WW, Nearing KA, Pimentel CB, Moo L. The Development and Use of a New Visual Tool (REVISIT) to Support Participant Recall: Web-Based Interview Study Among Older Adults. JMIR Form Res. 2024 Feb 01; 8:e52096. PMID: 38300691.

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  • Published on 11/30/2023

    Pimentel CB, Dryden EM, Nearing KA, Kernan LM, Kennedy MA, Hung WW, Riley J, Moo LR. The role of Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics in enhancing rural access to geriatrics telemedicine specialty care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 Feb; 72(2):520-528. PMID: 38032320.

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  • Published on 3/21/2023

    Kernan LM, Dryden EM, Nearing K, Kennedy MA, Hung W, Moo L, Pimentel CB. Integrating CFIR-ERIC and e-Delphi Methods to Increase Telegeriatrics Uptake. Gerontologist. 2023 Mar 21; 63(3):545-557. PMID: 35902211.

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  • Published on 10/13/2022

    Kelly MM, DeBeer BB, Chamberlin E, Claudio T, Duarte B, Harris JI, Kennedy MA, Shirk S, Reilly ED. The effects of loneliness and psychological flexibility on veterans' substance use and physical and mental health functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Contextual Behav Sci. 2022 Oct; 26:217-226. PMID: 36267166.

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  • Published on 9/14/2022

    Dryden EM, Kennedy MA, Conti J, Boudreau JH, Anwar CP, Nearing K, Pimentel CB, Hung WW, Moo LR. Perceived benefits of geriatric specialty telemedicine among rural patients and caregivers. Health Serv Res. 2023 Feb; 58 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):26-35. PMID: 36054487.

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  • Published on 1/24/2022

    Canavan CR, D'cruze T, Kennedy MA, Hatchell KE, Boardman M, Suresh A, Goodman D, Dev A. Missed opportunities to improve food security for pregnant people: a qualitative study of prenatal care settings in Northern New England during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Nutr. 2022 Jan 24; 8(1):8. PMID: 35067225.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Hatchell KE, Canavan CR, D'cruze T, Suresh A, Dev A, Boardman M, Kennedy MA. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food Insecurity in Northern New England Primary and Prenatal Care Settings. J Prim Care Community Health. 2022 Jan-Dec; 13:21501319221106626. PMID: 35712859.

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  • Published on 3/18/2021

    Kennedy MA, Hatchell KE, DiMilia PR, Kelly SM, Blunt HB, Bagley PJ, LaMantia MA, Reynolds CF, Crow RS, Maden TN, Kelly SL, Kihwele JM, Batsis JA. Community health worker interventions for older adults with complex health needs: A systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 06; 69(6):1670-1682. PMID: 33738803.

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  • Published on 6/22/2020

    Kennedy MA, Pepin R, Stevens CJ, Bartels SJ, Batsis JA, Beyea A, Bruce ML, Eckhaus JM, Korsen N, Pidgeon DM, Powell KE, Reynolds CF, LaMantia MA. Mind, Mood, Mobility: Supporting Independence Among Rural Older Adults at Risk for Functional Decline. Am J Health Promot. 2021 02; 35(2):295-298. PMID: 32567321.

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  • Published on 5/8/2019

    Batsis JA, DiMilia PR, Seo LM, Fortuna KL, Kennedy MA, Blunt HB, Bagley PJ, Brooks J, Brooks E, Kim SY, Masutani RK, Bruce ML, Bartels SJ. Effectiveness of Ambulatory Telemedicine Care in Older Adults: A Systematic Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 08; 67(8):1737-1749. PMID: 31066916.

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