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DIRECTOR | Institute for Genomic Health INTERIM CHIEF | Division of Genomic Medicine PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences


Dr. Eimear Kenny, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine and Genetics, and the Founding Director of the Institute for Genomic Health. She leads research at the interface of genomics, medicine, and computer science. She uses data science and massive-scale databases of genomic information to improve human health. Her research spans several different areas, including population and statistical genetics; machine-learning approaches for genomic discovery for rare and common diseases; genomic risk prediction for preventive health; clinical trials in genomic medicine; and digital app development for precision medicine. Her goal is to lead a new paradigm for genomic research embedded in health systems and to enable genomic medicine on a global scale. She is a scientific advisor to many initiatives in government, non-profit and industry arenas.


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  • Aberrant activation of TCL1A promotes stem cell expansion in clonal haematopoiesis

    NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium, 1 Apr 2023, In: Nature. 616, 7958, p. 755-763 9 p.

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    6 Scopus citations
  • Admixture mapping of peripheral artery disease in a Dominican population reveals a putative risk locus on 2q35

    Cullina, S., Wojcik, G. L., Shemirani, R., Klarin, D., Gorman, B. R., Sorokin, E. P., Gignoux, C. R., Belbin, G. M., Pyarajan, S., Asgari, S., Tsao, P. S., Damrauer, S. M., Abul-Husn, N. S. & Kenny, E. E., 2023, In: Frontiers in Genetics. 14, 1181167.

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    1 Scopus citations
  • A draft human pangenome reference

    Liao, W. W., Asri, M., Ebler, J., Doerr, D., Haukness, M., Hickey, G., Lu, S., Lucas, J. K., Monlong, J., Abel, H. J., Buonaiuto, S., Chang, X. H., Cheng, H., Chu, J., Colonna, V., Eizenga, J. M., Feng, X., Fischer, C., Fulton, R. S., Garg, S., & 99 othersGroza, C., Guarracino, A., Harvey, W. T., Heumos, S., Howe, K., Jain, M., Lu, T. Y., Markello, C., Martin, F. J., Mitchell, M. W., Munson, K. M., Mwaniki, M. N., Novak, A. M., Olsen, H. E., Pesout, T., Porubsky, D., Prins, P., Sibbesen, J. A., Sirén, J., Tomlinson, C., Villani, F., Vollger, M. R., Antonacci-Fulton, L. L., Baid, G., Baker, C. A., Belyaeva, A., Billis, K., Carroll, A., Chang, P. C., Cody, S., Cook, D. E., Cook-Deegan, R. M., Cornejo, O. E., Diekhans, M., Ebert, P., Fairley, S., Fedrigo, O., Felsenfeld, A. L., Formenti, G., Frankish, A., Gao, Y., Garrison, N. A., Giron, C. G., Green, R. E., Haggerty, L., Hoekzema, K., Hourlier, T., Ji, H. P., Kenny, E. E., Koenig, B. A., Kolesnikov, A., Korbel, J. O., Kordosky, J., Koren, S., Lee, H. J., Lewis, A. P., Magalhães, H., Marco-Sola, S., Marijon, P., McCartney, A., McDaniel, J., Mountcastle, J., Nattestad, M., Nurk, S., Olson, N. D., Popejoy, A. B., Puiu, D., Rautiainen, M., Regier, A. A., Rhie, A., Sacco, S., Sanders, A. D., Schneider, V. A., Schultz, B. I., Shafin, K., Smith, M. W., Sofia, H. J., Abou Tayoun, A. N., Thibaud-Nissen, F., Tricomi, F. F., Wagner, J., Walenz, B., Wood, J. M. D., Zimin, A. V., Bourque, G., Chaisson, M. J. P., Flicek, P., Phillippy, A. M., Zook, J. M., Eichler, E. E., Haussler, D., Wang, T., Jarvis, E. D., Miga, K. H., Garrison, E., Marschall, T., Hall, I. M., Li, H. & Paten, B., 11 May 2023, In: Nature. 617, 7960, p. 312-324 13 p.

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    Open Access
    58 Scopus citations
  • An Ethical Framework for Research Using Genetic Ancestry

    Lewis, A. C. F., Molina, S. J., Appelbaum, P. S., Dauda, B., Fuentes, A., Fullerton, S. M., Garrison, N. A., Ghosh, N., Green, R. C., Hammonds, E. M., Jeff, J. M., Jones, D. S., Kenny, E. E., Kraft, P., Mauro, M., Ori, A. P. S., Panofsky, A., Sohail, M., Neale, B. M. & Allen, D. S., 1 Mar 2023, In: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 66, 2, p. 225-248 24 p.

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  • Assessing efficiency of fine-mapping obesity-associated variants through leveraging ancestry architecture and functional annotation using PAGE and UKBB cohorts

    Anwar, M. Y., Graff, M., Highland, H. M., Smit, R., Wang, Z., Buchanan, V. L., Young, K. L., Kenny, E. E., Fernandez-Rhodes, L., Liu, S., Assimes, T., Garcia, D. O., Daeeun, K., Gignoux, C. R., Justice, A. E., Haiman, C. A., Buyske, S., Peters, U., Loos, R. J. F., Kooperberg, C., & 1 othersNorth, K. E., Oct 2023, In: Human Genetics. 142, 10, p. 1477-1489 13 p.

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