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Eimear E Kenny, PhD Email Eimear Kenny

    • Positions
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    • Language
    • English

Dr. Eimear Kenny, PhD, is Founding Director of the Center for Genomic Health, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics and Genomic Sciences as well as the Icahn Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology at Mount Sinai. She is a statistical and population geneticist by training. She leads a multi-disciplinary team focused on solving problems at the interface of genetics, ancestry and medicine.  She is Principal Investigator in multiple NIH-funded consortia focused on genomic medicine and health, including NHGRI Clinical Sequencing Evidence-based Research, NHGRI Genome Sequencing Project, and NHLBI Trans-omics in Precision Medicine. She is a scientific advisor to many genomic medicine initiatives in government, non-profit and industry arenas. She has published over 70 papers in leading journals like Science, Nature, Nature Genetics, NEJM, and her work has been featured by the New York Times, Australian Broadcasting Company and at the Smithsonian Human Genome Exhibit in Washington DC.

Dr. Kenny has a BA in Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin, a PhD in computational genomics from Rockefeller University, and did her postdoctoral training in population genomics at Stanford University.

Research Topic

Genetics, Genomics

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Genetics and Data Science [GDS]


BSc, Trinity College Dublin

MSc, University of Leeds

PhD, Rockefeller University

Post-doc, Stanford University