Emerge is an epidemiology research group led by Prof Kathleen Bennett at RCSI, Dublin. The main pillars of research within Emerge include: Safe and Quality Medicines
Cancer epidemiology
Other disease modelling

About Us

Here at Emerge,  we conduct research in the following:

• pharmacoepidemiology using large electronic health record datasets and disease registers • identification and prevention of adverse drug events • adherence to medication and related to health outcome • disease epidemiology (breast cancer, cardiovascular disease) • population health and health services research • health behaviour change methods We work with healthcare professionals, regulatory authorities, decision makers, researchers and patient representatives to address research questions and evidence of most relevance at the population level. Our backgrounds are in pharmacy, statistics, psychology, epidemiology, health service research and translational medicine.

Our research is currently funded by the Health Research Board, Research Leaders Award (RL-15-1579), KEDs award (KED-17-012) and an Applied Partnership Award (APA-2017-0015).

Mission Statement

Here at Emerge , our mission is:

To improve population health outcomes through research evidence and to translate the evidence into effective decision making for policy and practice. In particular, to: promote safe, quality and effective medicines management and model disease epidemiology in cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Our Partners


Professor Andrew Murphy
NUI, Galway 
Professor Martin O’Flaherty
University of LiverpooL
Prof Hilary Humphreys
RCSI, Beaumont Hospital
Prof David Williams
Dr Carmel Curran
RCSI, Beaumont Hospital
Professor Jan Sorensen
Professor Anne Hickey
Dr Lesley Tilson
National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

International Advisory Committee

Prof Rachel Elliott
The University of Manchester
Professor Ciaran O’Neill
Queens University Belfast

COVID-19 useful links to Epidemiology and modelling resources

Here you will find some existing resources on epidemiology and modelling in COVID19 (both in Ireland and internationally).  As this is a rapidly evolving area, this section will be regularly updated.

Get in Touch

If you would like to get in touch with a member of our team please follow the link to their profile where you will find their direct contact deatils. 

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