Dr. Eimear Kenny, PhD, is Founding Director of the Institute for Genomic Health, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Mount Sinai. She is a statistical and population geneticist. She leads a multidisciplinary team of geneticists, computer scientists, clinicians, and other medical professionals, working on problems at the interface of genetic ancestry, very large-scale genomics and medicine. Her goal is to accelerate the integration of genomics into clinical care, particularly in diverse and underserved populations. She is Principal Investigator in 6 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 100 papers in leading journals like Science, Nature, Nature Genetics, NEJM, with over 14,000 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.