Kerrigan McCarthy

Head of the Outbreak Response Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases

Dr Kerrigan McCarthy is a specialist pathologist in the discipline of microbiology. She has worked at the NICD in quality assurance and mycology, and for a number of NGOs doing health system strengthening in the area of TB/HIV integration. She co-ordinated the national evaluation of the GeneXpert technology for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. She is currently Head of the Outbreak Response Unit of the NICD.

Experience

  • –present
    Head of the Outbreak Response Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases