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T.Alafia Samuels

Director, George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre
University of the West Indies
Barbados
Professor T. Alafia Samuels is the Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, Caribbean Institute for Health Research, University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados. She is a UWI trained medical doctor. She also holds a Masters in Public Health and a PhD in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, both awarded with honours.  She is an appointed member of the multi-sectoral Barbados National NCD Commission and was the Principal Investigator for the formal evaluation of the CARICOM Heads of Government 2007 Port of Spain NCD Summit Declaration. She is currently the Principal Investigator for the follow-on project, “Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in CARICOM”. She is a board member of Defeat NCDs and of NCD Child.   Her research interests include policy and practice in NCD prevention and control, clinical quality of care, evaluation of NCD programmes and translation of evidence into practice.