Eimear Kenny, Ph.D.
Dr. Eimear Kenny, PhD is the Director of the Institute for Genomic Health. She is a Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and a member of the Charles Bronfman Institute of Personalized Medicine at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
She is a statistical and population geneticist, who has pioneered the application of population science and medical genomics for improved clinical care. Her own research program focuses on developing genomic technologies and machine-learning methods to explore the link between genetics, ancestry, and disease. She has published over 60 papers, is principle investigator on many National Institute of Health funded programs in genomic medicine, and is scientific advisor to genomic medicine initiatives in government, non-profit and industry worldwide.
Dr. Kenny earned her PhD in computational genomics from Rockefeller University, and completed postdoctoral training in population genomics at Stanford University.
Personalized Medicine and the Power of Electronic Health Records.
Cell. 2019 Mar 21;177(1):58-69. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.02.039. Review.
Association study in African-admixed populations across the Americas recapitulates asthma risk loci in non-African populations.
Nat Commun. 2019 Feb 20;10(1):880. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08469-7.
Worldwide Frequencies of APOL1 Renal Risk Variants.
Nadkarni GN, Gignoux CR, Sorokin EP, Daya M, Rahman R, Barnes KC, Wassel CL, Kenny EE.
N Engl J Med. 2018 Dec 27;379(26):2571-2572. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1800748. No abstract available.
The Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research Consortium: Integrating Genomic Sequencing in Diverse and Medically Underserved Populations.
Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Sep 6;103(3):319-327. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2018.08.007.
Imputation-Aware Tag SNP Selection To Improve Power for Large-Scale, Multi-ethnic Association Studies.
G3 (Bethesda). 2018 Oct 3;8(10):3255-3267. doi: 10.1534/g3.118.200502.
Genetic diversity in populations across Latin America: implications for population and medical genetic studies.
Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2018 Dec;53:98-104. doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2018.07.006. Epub 2018 Aug 17. Review.
Disease Heritability Inferred from Familial Relationships Reported in Medical Records.
Cell. 2018 Jun 14;173(7):1692-1704.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.04.032. Epub 2018 May 17.
Population structure in Argentina.
PLoS One. 2018 May 1;13(5):e0196325. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196325. eCollection 2018.
Institutional profile: translational pharmacogenomics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Pharmacogenomics. 2017 Oct;18(15):1381-1386. doi: 10.2217/pgs-2017-0137. Epub 2017 Oct 6. Review.