Katy Tobin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Through the analysis of population-based data, we can improve our understanding of the complex relationship between aging and cognitive decline.
Katy is a biostatistician and epidemiologist, interested in the application of mathematical and statistical methods to solve complex healthcare problems. Her research interests include brain health, neurodegenerative disease, alcohol and substance misuse, lifecourse epidemiology and infectious diseases.
Katy believes we can improve our understanding of the complex relationship between aging and cognitive decline through the analysis of population-based data,
Through her work with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Katy brings her skills in data analytics to GBHI to investigate the complex relationships between cognitive decline and aging.
Katy has developed an interest in the role of the informal caregiver and the impact of caring for someone with a life-limiting illness. She is also interested in health services research, particularly in the preferences of service users and how these preferences align with clinical practice.
Katy Tobin has a first class double honours BSc. in Applied Mathematics and Biology from Maynooth University, a PGDip in Statistics and a PhD in Mathematical Biology from Trinity College Dublin. She joined GBHI in 2016, as Assistant Professor in Biostatistics.