Dr. Gregory Kearney is originally from eastern North Carolina and a graduate of East Carolina University (ECU). He holds a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Urban and Regional Planning, a Master of Public Health (MPH) from The University of South Florida and a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), with a concentration in Environmental Health Sciences, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Prior to joining ECU, Dr. Kearney worked in environmental public health at the local, state and federal levels of government. He returned to eastern North Carolina after working as an epidemiologist for the State of Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a graduate of the CDC, Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute and CDC Environmental Health Emerging Leaders. He has received several awards including the Senator Ken Pruitt, Medallion of Excellence for his contributions to the field of environmental public health.
Dr. Kearney's research interests include the areas of environmental and occupational health, exposure assessment among farmers & Latino farmworkers, environmental epidemiology, and public health surveillance.