Patricia Kearney

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Patricia Kearney – APC FACULTY

Professor Patricia Kearney is a Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in UCC. She obtained her medical degree from UCC and MPH and PhD from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She has worked in Ireland, UK and US as a clinical fellow. In 2012 she was the recipient of a HRB Research Leader Award to lead work on the burden of diabetes in Ireland. Her research interests include primary and secondary prevention of traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, lifecourse epidemiology and clinical trials. She is the Irish lead PI for TRUST, an EU funded FP7 clinical trial in subclinical hypothyroidism in healthy older adults. She leads a Health Research Board funded Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) award that is utilizing data from 9 Irish observational studies to look at lifestyle transitions across the lifecourse.