Eimear E Kenny

Eimear E Kenny, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine
  • PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

Genetics, Genomics

Dr. Eimear Kenny, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine and Genetics, and the Founding Director of the Institute for Genomic Health. She leads research at the interface of genomics, medicine, and computer science. She uses data science and massive-scale databases of genomic information to improve human health. Her research spans several different areas, including population and statistical genetics; machine-learning approaches for genomic discovery for rare and common diseases; genomic risk prediction for preventive health; clinical trials in genomic medicine; and digital app development for precision medicine. Her goal is to lead a new paradigm for genomic research embedded in health systems and to enable genomic medicine on a global scale. She is a scientific advisor to many initiatives in government, non-profit and industry arenas.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Neuroscience [NEU], Pharmacology and Therapeutics Discovery [PTD]


BSc, Trinity College Dublin

MSc, University of Leeds

PhD, Rockefeller University

Post-doc, Stanford University