Prof. Joe Eustace is the Director of the HRB Clinical Research Facility at UCC (CRF-C), Chairman of the HRB CRCI Senior Management Team and Professor of Patient Focused Research at UCC. The CRF-C facility is co-funded by the University and by the Health Research Board and supports the design, conduct and analysis of Patient Focused Research throughout UCC and its affiliated Medical Centres. He is also a Consultant Renal Physician at Cork University Hospital.
He graduated MB, BAO BCh (UCD) 1990 and undertook postgraduate training in General Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Dublin (1990-1996), Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore (1996-1999), and a NIH funded Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, (1997-1999), as part of which he completed a MHS (Clin Epi). He served as an Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins Faculty of Internal Medicine and in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology. His research has been funded by the NIH (NIDDK), NKF, the HRB and EI is focused on the methodological issues in Clinical Trial design, nutritional management of Chronic Kidney Disease and investigations into bone and vascular health in renal transplant recipients. He has authored or co-authored over 80 peer reviewed papers and is a co-applicant on the HRB Trials Methodology Research Network.