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Dr. Aisling O'Halloran

Dr. O’Halloran is the Biobank Manager and Senior Research Fellow with The Irish Longitudinal stuDy on Ageing (TILDA) within the academic unit of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin and Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. She has been the research lead on both the Frailty and Biomarker Working Groups within TILDA and also manages the TILDA Biobank, the largest of its kind in the Rep. of Ireland. Dr. O’Halloran holds a PhD in the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a B.A. (Mod) in Natural Science, specializing in genetics, from Trinity College Dublin. For over nine years, Dr. O’Halloran has conducted research on studies of ageing, health epidemiology, immunology and genetics. Her research interests are in the area of frailty and ageing biology in older adults, including related risk factors (biomarkers) and patterns of service use. She has secured a combined peer-reviewed grant portfolio of >€500K, including a CARDI Leadership in Ageing Research fellowship. She has published >20 peer-reviewed articles in international journals. Dr. O’Halloran is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Irish Gerontological Society (IGS).

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