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Sofia Kennedy
Research Project Manager

Sofia Kennedy is Research Project Manager. Her focus has been on the juncture of research, evaluation and practice for underserved and understudied groups with the goal of developing interventions that are practical and relevant. She has broad experience in program evaluation and in utilizing survey research methods to investigate how to reach, serve, retain and track people in multiple health care and social service systems. Her focus has been on people with HIV/AIDS, mental health conditions, substance abuse problems and on people who are homeless or incarcerated. Her background as a case manager and administrator in homeless services programs for families and people with HIV/AIDS informs her methods for designing and implementing program evaluations that capture data on utilization, change and effectiveness at the individual, program and system levels. At Abt Associates, Inc. Sofia evaluated programs for local, state and federal health departments and agencies as well as diverse community-based organizations. She has a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy from Yale University.