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Eimear E Kenny, PhD Email Eimear Kenny

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


Dr. Eimear Kenny, PhD, is Founding Director of the Institute for Genomic Health, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Mount Sinai. She lead research at the interface of genomics, medicine, and computer science. Her research spans a number of different fields, including population and statistical genetics; computational and machine-learning approaches for genomics; biobank- and cohort-based research on monogenic disorders and common diseases; polygenic risk for human diseases and precision medicine. Her goal is to lead a new paradigms for genomic research and to enable genomic medicine on a global scale. She is Principal Investigator in six large international programs focused on genomic research, medicine and health, and is in the top 20 NIH-funded genomics researchers in the US. She is a scientific advisor to many genomic and genomic medicine initiatives in government, non-profit and industry arenas. She has published over 90 papers in leading journals like Science, Nature, Nature Genetics, NEJM, with over 13,000 citations, and her work has been featured by many media outlets including the New York Times.

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


Research Topic

Genetics, Genomics

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Genetics and Genomic Sciences [GGS]


BSc, Trinity College Dublin

MSc, University of Leeds

PhD, Rockefeller University

Post-doc, Stanford University