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Stephen Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy has a significant passion for cultivating, promoting and sustaining human growth through mentoring and empowerment. He is Senior Researcher at the UL-PIRE Africa Center, based at the University of Liberia, and Senior Scientist at the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccine in Liberia (PREVAIL), a collaborative initiative between the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Liberia’s MoH to conduct clinical trials on vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics. Dr. Kennedy possesses 20 years’ experience in public health, prevention research, biomedical and clinical-based research in diverse research portfolios including:  Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH); Research Ethics; Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs); and Lassa Fever (LF); Acute (e.g., Sepsis) and Chronic Diseases; and Health Systems Strengthening (HSS).  He has served as Commissioner for Programs & Policy at the National AIDS Commission (NAC) of Liberia; Secretary General (SG) for the Liberia College of Physicians & Surgeons (LCPS); Coordinator for EVD Research at the Liberia’s Emergency Operations Center (EoC) of the Incident Management System (IMS) of the Ministry of Health (MoH).