University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

General Internal Medicine Research

Bio for Amanda G Kennedy
Amanda G Kennedy

Amanda G Kennedy

Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
89 Beaumont Avenue, Given Courtyard S4


1995-2000 Doctor of Pharmacy, magna cum laude - Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts
1993-1995 Undergraduate College of Agriculture, University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont

Academic Interests

Patient and Medication Safety Research
Clinical Quality Improvement Research
Health Services Research

Research Grants

(Kennedy) 1/1/03-12/31/03 Principal Investigator MVP Health Plan $10,136 A Novel System to Reduce Prescription Errors This randomized, controlled trial seeks to evaluate the impact of a novel prescription writing system on medication errors and the efficiency of prescription filling.

(MacLean) 9/1/00 – 8/31/01 Co-InvestigatorFletcher Allen Community Health Foundation $40,000 totalCase Management of Diabetes in Primary Care This study is a randomized, controlled trial of the effect of an office-based, clinical pharmacist / case-manager intervention on treatment outcomes of type 2 diabetes in primary care.

(Kennedy) 9/1/03 - 8/31/08 Principal Investigator $618,350 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Outpatient Prescription Errors.  The major goals of this project are to develop and evaluate a novel reporting system in physicians' offices for detecting prescription errors, to develop and evaluate a novel improvement system in currently operating community pharmacies to increase prescription error reporting by pharmacists, and to analyze reports of outpatient prescription errors and understand their root causes.

Awards and Honors

2011 Pharmacist of the Year
2002 Winner, Best Student, Resident, Fellow Paper Award, ACCP Spring Meeting
2001 Recognition Award for Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting, Fletcher Allen Health Care
2000 APhA-ASP Mortar and Pestle Professionalism Award
2000 SmithKline Beecham Patient Care Award
1999 Rite Aid Pharmaceutical Company Scholarship
1999 Rho Chi Honor Society, Northeastern University
1995-2000 Dean's List, Northeastern University
Winner, Local ASHP Clinical Skills Competition. Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University; October 1999; Boston, Massachusetts.


Kennedy AG, Littenberg B, Callas PW, Carney JK. Evaluation of a modified prescription form to address prescribing errors. Am J Health Syst. Pharm. 2011;68:151-7.

Pinckney RG, Helminski AS, Kennedy AG, MacLean CD, Hurowitz L, Cote E. The Effect of Medication Samples on Self=reported Prescribing Practices: A statewide, cross-sectional survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;Aug 31.

Kennedy AG, DiParlo MA. Prescription standards are necessary to improve health literacy and medication safety.Med Care 2009;47(11):1186.

Kennedy AG, Senders JW, Sellen K, Littenberg B, Callas PW, Carney JK. Perception of drug-name legibility by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66(9);794-5.

Kennedy AG. Reducing pharmacy "telephone tag". Clinical Advisor. 2009;85.