The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff: Academic
Dr. Peter Adams
Titles: Dean and Senior Lecturer in Family Medicine
Department: FMS
Discipline: Clinical Faculty (Phase II)
Qualifications: BSc (Lond), MB BS, MSc, DM (Family Medicine) (UWI)
Contact: (Office) 246-417-4118
(Fax) 246-438-9170
Teaching Areas: Undergraduate teaching

Course co-ordinator of
• Introduction to Medical Practice (MDSC 1202) year 1
• Case Based Teaching year 1 and 2
• Family Medicine 4th year clerkship
• Family Medicine 5th year clerkship

Postgraduate teaching

Coordinator of the Diploma, MSc and DM Family Medicine residency and distance programmes.

Consultant in charge of the General Practice Unit, Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic through where all 5th year undergraduate students and Family Medicine and Accident and Emergency DM residents rotate.
Research: Principal Investigator for Barbados on the National Institutes of Health funded Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN). The study is being conducted in collaboration with Yale University, and 3 Eastern Caribbean sites. Study aims are (1) to recruit and follow a community-dwelling adult cohort across the Eastern Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, and Trinidad & Tobago to estimate the prevalence of known and potential risk factors associated with the development of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, and (2) to enhance health outcomes research leadership capacity in the region.

Links between local health policy delegations and global strategic organizational partners will be facilitated to promote the translation of research to improve health outcomes across the region.
Publications: 1) Adams OP, Lynch JT, Carter AO. Obesity in Primary Care in Barbados: Prevalence and Perceptions. Ethnicity and Disease 2006;16(2):384-390

2) Adams OP, Carter AO, Prussia P, et al. Risk Behaviour, Health Care Access and Prevalence of infection with Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a population based sample of adults in Barbados. Sex Transm Infect. 2008; 84: 192-194 Published Online First: 27 February 2008. doi:10.1136/sti.2007.028126

3) Morgan M, Adams OP, Seed PT, Jones R. Ethnicity and attitudes to deceased kidney donation: a survey in Barbados and comparison with White British and Black Caribbean respondents in south London (UK). BMC Public Health 2010, 10:266

4) Adams OP, Carter AO. Diabetes and Hypertension guidelines and the Primary Health Care Practitioner Barbados: Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Barriers – A focus group study. BMC Family Practice 2010, 11:96

5) Adams OP, Carter AO. Are primary care practitioners in Barbados following diabetes guidelines? - A chart audit with comparison between public and private care sectors. BMC Research notes 2011, 4:199

George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre (GA-CDRC)
Professor Alafia Samuels, Director George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre

Professor Ian Hambleton, Professor of Biostatistics

Dr. Natasha Sobers, Lecturer in Epidemiology

Dr. Kim Quimby, Lecturer in Immunology

Dr. Christina Howitt, Lecturer in Data Science

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