Eimear Kenny, Ph.D.

Director

 
Dr. Eimear Kenny, PhD is the Director of the Center for Genomic Health. She is an Associate 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.

Twitter: @EimearEKenny

Publications

 
Personalized Medicine and the Power of Electronic Health Records.
Abul-Husn NS, Kenny EE.
Cell. 2019 Mar 21;177(1):58-69. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.02.039. Review.
PMID: 30901549
 
Association study in African-admixed populations across the Americas recapitulates asthma risk loci in non-African populations.
Daya M, Rafaels N, Brunetti TM, Chavan S, Levin AM, Shetty A, Gignoux CR, Boorgula MP, Wojcik G, Campbell M, Vergara C, Torgerson DG, Ortega VE, Doumatey A, Johnston HR, Acevedo N, Araujo MI, Avila PC, Belbin G, Bleecker E, Bustamante C, Caraballo L, Cruz A, Dunston GM, Eng C, Faruque MU, Ferguson TS, Figueiredo C, Ford JG, Gan W, Gourraud PA, Hansel NN, Hernandez RD, Herrera-Paz EF, Jiménez S, Kenny EE, Knight-Madden J, Kumar R, Lange LA, Lange EM, Lizee A, Maul P, Maul T, Mayorga A, Meyers D, Nicolae DL, O’Connor TD, Oliveira RR, Olopade CO, Olopade O, Qin ZS, Rotimi C, Vince N, Watson H, Wilks RJ, Wilson JG, Salzberg S, Ober C, Burchard EG, Williams LK, Beaty TH, Taub MA, Ruczinski I, Mathias RA, Barnes KC; CAAPA.
Nat Commun. 2019 Feb 20;10(1):880. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08469-7.
PMID: 30787307

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.
PMID: 30586505

Genome-wide association study of primary open-angle glaucoma in continental and admixed African populations.
Bonnemaijer PWM, Iglesias AI, Nadkarni GN, Sanyiwa AJ, Hassan HG, Cook C; GIGA Study Group, Simcoe M, Taylor KD, Schurmann C, Belbin GM, Kenny EE, Bottinger EP, van de Laar S, Wiliams SEI, Akafo SK, Ashaye AO, Zangwill LM, Girkin CA, Ng MCY, Rotter JI, Weinreb RN, Li Z, Allingham RR; Eyes of Africa Genetics Consortium, Nag A, Hysi PG, Meester-Smoor MA, Wiggs JL; NEIGHBORHOOD Consortium, Hauser MA, Hammond CJ, Lemij HG, Loos RJF, van Duijn CM, Thiadens AAHJ, Klaver CCW.
Hum Genet. 2018 Oct;137(10):847-862. doi: 10.1007/s00439-018-1943-7. Epub 2018 Oct 13.
PMID: 30317457

The Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research Consortium: Integrating Genomic Sequencing in Diverse and Medically Underserved Populations.
Amendola LM, Berg JS, Horowitz CR, Angelo F, Bensen JT, Biesecker BB, Biesecker LG, Cooper GM, East K, Filipski K, Fullerton SM, Gelb BD, Goddard KAB, Hailu B, Hart R, Hassmiller-Lich K, Joseph G, Kenny EE, Koenig BA, Knight S, Kwok PY, Lewis KL, McGuire AL, Norton ME, Ou J, Parsons DW, Powell BC, Risch N, Robinson M, Rini C, Scollon S, Slavotinek AM, Veenstra DL, Wasserstein MP, Wilfond BS, Hindorff LA; CSER consortium, Plon SE, Jarvik GP.
Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Sep 6;103(3):319-327. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2018.08.007.
PMID: 30193136

Imputation-Aware Tag SNP Selection To Improve Power for Large-Scale, Multi-ethnic Association Studies.
Wojcik GL, Fuchsberger C, Taliun D, Welch R, Martin AR, Shringarpure S, Carlson CS, Abecasis G, Kang HM, Boehnke M, Bustamante CD, Gignoux CR, Kenny EE.
G3 (Bethesda). 2018 Oct 3;8(10):3255-3267. doi: 10.1534/g3.118.200502.
PMID: 30131328

Genetic diversity in populations across Latin America: implications for population and medical genetic studies.
Belbin GM, Nieves-Colón MA, Kenny EE, Moreno-Estrada A, Gignoux CR.
Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2018 Dec;53:98-104. doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2018.07.006. Epub 2018 Aug 17. Review.
PMID: 30125792

Disease Heritability Inferred from Familial Relationships Reported in Medical Records.
Polubriaginof FCG, Vanguri R, Quinnies K, Belbin GM, Yahi A, Salmasian H, Lorberbaum T, Nwankwo V, Li L, Shervey MM, Glowe P, Ionita-Laza I, Simmerling M, Hripcsak G, Bakken S, Goldstein D, Kiryluk K, Kenny EE, Dudley J, Vawdrey DK, Tatonetti NP.
Cell. 2018 Jun 14;173(7):1692-1704.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.04.032. Epub 2018 May 17.
PMID: 29779949

Population structure in Argentina.
Muzzio M, Motti JMB, Paz Sepulveda PB, Yee MC, Cooke T, Santos MR, Ramallo V, Alfaro EL, Dipierri JE, Bailliet G, Bravi CM, Bustamante CD, Kenny EE.
PLoS One. 2018 May 1;13(5):e0196325. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196325. eCollection 2018.
PMID: 29715266

Institutional profile: translational pharmacogenomics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Scott SA, Owusu Obeng A, Botton MR, Yang Y, Scott ER, Ellis SB, Wallsten R, Kaszemacher T, Zhou X, Chen R, Nicoletti P, Naik H, Kenny EE, Vega A, Waite E, Diaz GA, Dudley J, Halperin JL, Edelmann L, Kasarskis A, Hulot JS, Peter I, Bottinger EP, Hirschhorn K, Sklar P, Cho JH, Desnick RJ, Schadt EE.
Pharmacogenomics. 2017 Oct;18(15):1381-1386. doi: 10.2217/pgs-2017-0137. Epub 2017 Oct 6. Review.
PMID: 28982267

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