Dr Patricia Kearney
Dr. Patricia Kearney completed her medical doctoral training in 1998 and her Internal Medicine residency training in 2001. She has a MPH (graduated 2002) and PhD (graduated 2006) in epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She has worked as a clinical research fellow at the University of Oxford, England where her work included individual patient data meta-analyses of trials in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. She was awarded a NIH funded Beeson Fellowship in 2007 to work on the Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA). She took up her current position as Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology in UCC in 2011. Her research interests include observational epidemiology and clinical trials. She is the lead Irish PI for an EU FP7 funded clinical trial of thyroxine in older people with subclinical hypothyroidism, she chairs the cardiovascular working group of TILDA and she leads a research team of ten including research nurses, clinical fellows, post-doctorates and research students and she also supervises 5 PhD students.