Korey A Kennelty

Korey A Kennelty

, PharmD, MS, PhD, BCGP
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science / Division of Health Services Research


Dr. Korey A. Kennelty, PharmD, MS, PhD, BCGP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science in the College of Pharmacy and the Department of Family Medicine in the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. Her clinical practice is through the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics as a geriatrics pharmacist. Dr. Kennelty received her B.B.A. (2001) from the University of Toledo, Pharm.D. (2008) from Midwestern University- Glendale, and M.S. (2010) and Ph.D. (2013) from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She then completed a 3-year Advanced Fellowship (2016) at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital specializing in geriatrics and implementation science.

Research Narrative

Dr. Kennelty's research focuses on developing practical, policy-relevant, and effective medication management strategies and optimizing safe medication use across healthcare settings for our older patients living with multiple chronic conditions. In her work, Dr. Kennelty utilizes social and behavioral health theories as well as employs both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She has received funding from the NIH, CDC, AHRQ, Veterans Affairs, and private foundations to design and assess team-based care interventions that target chronic disease state management in under-resourced primary healthcare clinics.

Clinical Narrative

Dr. Kennelty's clinical practice is through the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics as a geriatric pharmacist in the Geriatric Health Assessment Clinic.

The Geriatric Health Assessment Clinic offers a team-based care approach to the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of older adults. Team members include nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and social workers who specialize in geriatric care with a focus on health promotion along with prevention and treatment of disease as well as disability in later life.