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
Professor Alok Kumar
Titles: Senior Lecturer in Child Health
Department: FMS
Discipline: Clinical Faculty (Phase II)
Qualifications: MBBS, The Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
DCH, The Pondicherry University,Pondicherry, India
DM (Pediatrics), The Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
Contact: Telephone: (246) 429-5112
Email: alok.kumar@cavehill.uwi.edu
Email: alokkumar.uwichill@gmail.com
Teaching Areas: Teaching Undergraduate (MBBS) Course. There are 50 to 60 medical students who rotate through the pediatrics department in batches in their 3rd year and 5th (the final year) of their training.
 
Teaching Post graduate (DM) course in Pediatrics. This is a four year postgraduate (DM) course for the doctors specializing in Pediatrics. There are currently 6 candidates enrolled in this course at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and they are at different years of the program.
 
Teaching the overseas elective medical students/doctors. On an average 8 to 10 overseas medical graduates choose to undertake elective rotation in Pediatrics at the QEH through the FMS, UWI annually.
Research: ONGOING REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATION
 
Project title: Serotype distribution and vaccine relatedness of pneumococci carried in pediatric and adult populations in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad &Tobago
Year 2015-16
Aim 1. To identify currently carried prevalent serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae among Caribbean adults and children.
Aim 2.  To determine whether there any differences in serotype prevalence among children of varying geographic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Aim 3. To determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of isolates, overall and by serotype.
 
 
ONGOING LOCAL RESEARCH PROJECTS
 
  • Epidemiology and clinical course of severe acute respiratory illnesses in children.
2015 - ONGOING
Investigators – Dr. Alok Kumar, Dr. G Benskin, Dr. K Krishnamurthy.
To study the epidemiologic pattern and clinical course and outcome of different types of viruses causing severe acute respiratory illnesses in children admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
 
  • Clinical Audit of Dengue cases among children hospitalized to the QEH.
2015 - ONGOING
Investigators – Dr. Alok Kumar, Dr. S Birch, Dr. K Krishnamurthy.
To compare the clinical and the laboratory findings in children with and without Dengue, with the objective of demonstrating their utility in the early detection and predicting severe form of dengue among children.
 
  • Diarrheal diseases among children in Barbados – clinical and epidemiological study.
2015 - ONGOING
Investigators – Dr. Alok Kumar, Dr. K Morris, Dr. K Krishnamurthy.
To compare the clinical findings and the laboratory findings in children who were admitted with Acute Gastro-enteritis with the objective of demonstrating their utility in the early detection of AGE of likely etiology.
 
  • Epidemiology and clinical course of chikungunya virus infection during the first ever epidemics in Barbados
2014 – ONGOING
To study the epidemiology and clinical course of the chikungunya infection among children and adults in Barbados during its first epidemics in the Caribbean.
 
  • Study of the Prevalence and distribution of Various Life threatening Congenital Malformations noted at birth in Barbados.
          2013- ONGOING
           Investigators: Keerti Singh, Alok Kumar
To study the prevalence and the pattern of congenital malformations in newborns delivered at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados.
 
  • Hanta virus infection among children in Barbados.
2012- ONGOING
      Investigators – Alok Kumar, Marquita Gittens.
To study the epidemiology, presenting features, clinical course and the outcome of Hanta virus infections in children hospitalized with febrile illness.
 
  • Epidemiology of Dengue in Barbados.
2006- ONGOING
Investigators – Dr. Alok Kumar, Dr. Marquita Gittens.
The aim is to study the epidemiology of Dengue in Barbados and how it differs from those of the south-east Asia.

FUNDING ATTRACTED FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY
 
  1. National Professional Consultancy Services for Strengthening the Primary Health Care in the field of Pediatrics in the public sector of Barbados.
     Funding Agency: Routed through the Ministry of Health, Govt. of Barbados
     
     Grant Amount: Barbados $66,667.00
     Role: Principal Consultant on this project
     Year 2013 – 2014 (Completed). 
 
This project was carried out in four phases – the situation analysis and policy review, the need assessment survey, developing a training course for the primary care health professionals, and designing appropriate monitoring and evaluation process.
 
  1. GAP Analysis: Children and the Environment in the Eastern Caribbean.
     Funding Agency: UNICEF & UNEP through UWI 
    
     Grant Amount: BD$ 65, 000 (for all four components) 
     Role: Principal Investigator for the component – Environment related
     diseases of childhood in the Eastern Caribbean.
     Year: 2009 – 2010 (completed)
 
A multi-disciplinary service consultancy project conducted for the UNICEF/UNEP (Eastern Caribbean Office) to describe the impact of environment on children. My work involved collecting data on the environmental effect on the health of children, analysis and drafting policy framework for environmental diseases affecting children in the Eastern Caribbean.
 
  1. The emerging impact of the HIV/AIDS on children and AIDS orphan-hood in Barbados.
    Funding Agency: the Jacques Parisot Foundation of the Pan American
     Health Organization/World Health Organization     
     
     Grant amount: BD$ 10, 000    
     Role: Principal Investigator
     Year: 2005-06 (completed)
   
    The work on this research project described the emerging impact of the HIV/AIDS on the
    children and ascertained the magnitude of AIDS orphan hood in Barbados.
 
  1. Health care status, self-disclosure of their status and sexual behavior among the HIV infected women diagnosed during the antenatal voluntary counseling and testing.
     Funding Agency: the Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC),
     Trinidad and Tobago.
    
     Grant Amount: BD$ 7,500
     Role: Principal Investigator
     Year: 2005 – 2006 (completed)
 
This research project identified the barriers to the adequate follow up and care of these women in this country and therefore provided the vital input for developing policy and interventions for better care of women diagnosed early in the course of their disease when proper treatment and care would make significant different in prolonging productive life.
 
  1. Behavioral Surveillance Survey for the secondary school children in Barbados.   
     Funding Agency: the Ministry of Education and Youth Affairs, Govt. of
     Barbados and facilitated by the National HIV/AIDS Commission. 
    
     Grant Amount: BD$ 5, 000
     Role: Principal Investigator
     Year: 2004 (completed)
 
This survey provided the data on the magnitude of the risk taking behaviors among secondary school children in this country. It described the demography, the information source for the HIV, their level of knowledge about HIV and their attitude toward persons with HIV. Data form this survey was used to design and implement program to facilitate risk taking behavioral changes in this highly vulnerable group.
Publications:
  1. Kumar A, Krishnamurthy K, Nielsen AL. Hantavirus infection among children hospitalized for febrile illness suspected to be dengue in Barbados. J Infect Public Health 2016; 9(1):81-86 PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Krishnamurthy K, et al. Exploring the role of the public and private funded primary health care facilities for children in a pluralistic health care setting of Barbados - one of the English Caribbean countries. Int J Prev Med 2015;6(11):116-120 PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Nielsen AL. Trends in the patterns of IgM and IgG antibodies in febrile persons with suspected dengue in Barbados, an English-speaking Caribbean country, 2006-2013. J Infect Public Health 2015;8(6):583-92 PubMed
 
  1. Nielsen AL, Kumar AA review of the public-funded primary health care facilities for children in the pluralistic health care settings of Barbados, a Caribbean island. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2015; 9(6):1-9. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Gittens-St Hilaire M, Clarke-Greenidge N, Nielsen AL. Epidemiological Trend and Clinical Observations among Children and Adults with Dengue in Barbados. West Indian Med J 2015; 64(1)110. PubMed
  2. Kumar A, Gittens-St Hilair M, Jason V, Ugwuagu C, Krishnamurthy K. The clinical characteristics and outcome of children hospitalized with dengue in Barbados, an English Caribbean country. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2015;9(4):394-401. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Kilaru KR, Roach TC. Immunological and virological outcome at 5 years in HIV infected adults who start HAART at CD4 cell count of less than 200 in Barbados. J AIDS Clin Res 2015; 6(1):406
 
  1. Kumar A, Browne C, Scotland S, et al. Selected enteropathogens and clinical course in children hospitalized with severe acute gastroenteritis in Barbados. Int J Health Sci (Qassim). 2014; 8(4):409-17. PubMed 
 
  1. Kumar A, Singh K. Major congenital malformations of the Gatrointestinal tract among newborns in one of the English Caribbean countries, 1998-2003. J Clin Neonatology 2014; 3(4): 205-209.
 
  1. Singh K, Krishnamurthy K, Greaves C, Kandamaran L, Nielsen AL, Kumar A. Major congenital malformations in barbados: the prevalence, the pattern, and the resulting morbidity and mortality. ISRN Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Apr 6;2014:651783. PubMed 
 
  1. Kumar A, Kilaru KR, Forde S, Kumari G, Roach TC, et al. Demographics, clinical profile and outcome among Clinical Research in HIV/AIDS and Prevention the HIV infected persons hospitalized in the HAART era in Barbados. Journal of, 2013; 2(1): 27-31. http://openaccesspub.org/journals/jcrhap/view-article.php?art_id=41&jid=1
 
  1. Drakes N, Perks C, Kumar A, Quimby K, Clarke C, Patel R, Hambleton IR, Landis RC. Prevalence and risk factors for inter-generational sex: a cross-sectional cluster survey of Barbadian females aged 15-19. BMC Womens Health. 2013 Dec 27;13:53. doi: 10.1186/1472-6874-13-53. PubMed  
 
  1. Kumar A, Gittens-St Hilaire M, Nielsen AL. Epidemiological trends and clinical manifestations of Dengue among children in one of the English-speaking Caribbean countries. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Apr;107(4):254-60. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trt007. Epub 2013 Feb 18. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Gupta S. Focal brain lesions in HIV infected children India. J AIDS Clinic Res 2011, 2(3):122. http://omicsonline.org/2155-6113/2155-6113-2-122.php
 
  1. Kumar A, Kumari G, Carter R, Douglin C. Attitude of secondary school children towards people with HIV/AIDS. An insight into the stigma and discrimination problem in the English speaking Caribbean. Int Public Health J 2009;1(2): 81-87.
 
  1. Kumar A, Kilaru KR, Kumari G, Forde S, Waterman I. Follow-up of HIV-infected women diagnosed by antenatal screening in Barbados from 1996-2004. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2008 Sep;22(9):715-21. doi: 10.1089/apc.2007.0155. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Kilaru KR, Forde S, Waterman I. Uptake of health care services and health status of HIV-infected women diagnosed through antenatal HIV screening in Barbados, 1996-2004. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2007 Dec;22(6):376-82. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Upadhyay S, Kumari G. Clinical Presentation, treatment outcome and survival among the HIV infected children with culture confirmed tuberculosis. Curr HIV Res. 2007 Sep;5(5):499-504. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Kilaru KR, Sandiford S, Forde S. Profile of Hospitalized HIV-Infected Persons in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Era in Barbados. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2007 Jun;6(2):101-5. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Kilaru KR, Sandiford S, et al. Trends in the HIV related hospital admissions in the HAART era in Barbados, 2004-2006. AIDS Res Ther. 2007 7;4:4. PubMed 
 
  1. Kumar A, St White H, Carter AO. Trends in the uptake of antenatal voluntary counselling and testing for HIV and HIV prevalence among childbearing women in Barbados, 1993-2004: evidence to gauge the effectiveness of HIV prevention measures. West Indian Med J. 2007 Jan;56(1):60-5. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Kilaru KR, Forde S, Kumari G. Prevalence and correlates of serostatus disclosure in HIV-infected adults attending the follow up and treatment clinic in Barbados. Social Medicine. 2007; 2(2):89-97.
 
  1. Kumar A, Jennings A, Lewis D. The spectrum of childhood meningitis in Barbados: a population based study. The Internet Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2007. Volume 4 (1)
 
  1. Kumar A, Jennings A, Lewis D. Epidemiology Of Pyogenic Meningitis Among Children In Barbados: A Population-Based Study Of The Impact Of Hemophilus Influenza Type B Vaccine. The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2006. Volume 5 (2).12
 
  1. Kumar A, Waterman I, Kumari G, Carter AO. Prevalence and correlates of HIV serostatus disclosure: a prospective study among HIV-infected postparturient women in Barbados. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Oct;20(10):724-30. PubMed
 
 
 
  1. Kumar A, Kilaru KR, Forde S, Roach TC. Changing HIV infection-related mortality rate and causes of death among persons with HIV infection before and after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy: analysis of all HIV-related deaths in Barbados, 1997-2005. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2006 Sep;5(3):109-14. PubMed
 
  1. Kilaru KR, Kumar A, Sippy N, Carter AO, Roach TC. Immunological and virological responses to highly active antiretroviral therapy in a non-clinical trial setting in a developing Caribbean country. HIV Med. 2006 Mar;7(2):99-104. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Kilaru KR, Sippy N, Carter AO, Roach TC. Efficacy of highly active antiretroviral therapy in nonclinical trial setting of a developing Caribbean country. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005 Sep 1;40(1):114-6. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, St John MA, Lewis D. A descriptive study of HIV-infected long-term surviving children in Barbados--a preliminary report. West Indian Med J. 2005 Jun;54(3):167-70. PubMed
 
  1. Kilaru KR, Kumar A, Sippy N. CD4 cell counts in adults with newly diagnosed HIV infection in Barbados. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2004 Nov;16(5):302-7. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Rocheste E, Gibson M, Gibson T, Robinson H, Forde S. Antenatal voluntary counseling and testing for HIV in Barbados. Success and barriers to implementation. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2004 Apr;15(4):242-8. PubMed
 
  1. St John AM, Kumar A, Cave C. Reduction in perinatal transmission and mortality from human immunodeficiency virus after intervention with zidovudine in Barbados. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 May;22(5):422-6. PubMed
 
  1. St John MA, Kumar AMortality among HIV-infected paediatric patients in Barbados. West Indian Med J. 2003 Mar;52(1):18-22. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Bent V. Characteristics of HIV-infected childbearing women in Barbados. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2003 Jan;13(1):1-9. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, St. John MA. Knowledge, attitude and practice among HIV
infected women with repeated childbirths in Barbados. J HIV/AIDS Prevention & Education for Adolescents and Children 2001; 4(2/3): 53-63. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J129v04n02_05
 
  1. St. John MA, Kumar A. Social and demographic factors affecting HIV
infected children in Barbados. Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention &
Education for Adolescents and Children 2001; vol. 4, No2/3:44-62. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J129v04n02_04
 
  1. Kumar A, St John MA. HIV infection among children in Barbados. West Indian Med J. 2000 Mar;49(1):43-6. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Lokeshbabu TG. Neurocysticercosis and ring enhancing lesion in children presenting with seizures, hospital based prospective study form south India, 1995-96. Indian Parasitology Journal 1999; 23(2);69-74
 
  1. Kumar A, Srinivasan S, Sharma AK. Pyogenic liver abscess in children--South Indian experiences. J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Mar;33(3):417-21. PubMed
 
  1. Lokeshbabu TG, Kumar A. Epidimeology, Clinical features and prognostic indicators of Japanese B Encephalitis in children, 1990 – 1995. Tropical Microbiology 1997; 6(11):216-221.
 
  1. Kumar A, Bhat BV. Respiratory distress in newborn. Indian J Matern Child Health. 1996 Jan-Mar;7(1):8-10. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Bhat BV. Epidemiology of respiratory distress of newborns. Indian J Pediatr. 1996 Jan-Feb;63(1):93-8. PubMed .
 
  1. Bhat BV, Kumar A. Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The Antiseptic
1995; 92: 296-301.
 
  1. Bhat BV, Kumar A, Oumachigui A. Bone injuries during delivery. Indian J Pediatr. 1994 Jul-Aug;61(4):401-5. PubMed
 
  1. Kumar A, Mukundan P, Ananthakrishnan S, Nalini P. Unusual presentation of typhoid in a haemophiliac. Bulletin JIPMER 1994; 13: 68-69.
 
  1. Bhat BV, Kumar A. Neonatal Pneumonia. The Antiseptic 1994; 91(8):
286-290.
 
  1. Kumar A, Bhat BV Bhatia BD. Transmission of HIV infection and
precautions while handling patients in hospital: JIPMER experience.
Health Administrator 1992; 3(2):115-120. http://medind.nic.in/imvw/imvw18146.html

B1. Books
 
  1. Kumar A. Editor and Lead author, Common childhood diseases in primary care practice: Guidelines for assessment and evidence based management, First Edition. Barbados Government Press, 2015
 
B2. Book chapter
 
  1. Kumar A, Krishnamurthy K, Singh K. Asthma. In: Common childhood diseases in primary care practice: Guidelines for assessment and evidence based management, First Edition. Barbados Government Press, (pp 10), 2015
 
  1. Kumar A. Dengue. In: Common childhood diseases in primary care practice: Guidelines for assessment and evidence based management, First Edition. Barbados Government Press, (pp 9), 2015
 
  1. Krishnamurthy K, Kumar A, Singh K. Lower Respiratory infections. In: Common childhood diseases in primary care practice: Guidelines for assessment and evidence based management, First Edition. Barbados Government Press, (pp 7), 2015
 
  1. Kumar A. Acute Gastroenteritis. In: Common childhood diseases in primary care practice: Guidelines for assessment and evidence based management, First Edition. Barbados Government Press,(pp 9), 2015
 
  1. Kumar A, St. John MA. Knowledge, attitude and practice among HIV infected women with repeated childbirths in Barbados. In “HIV/AIDS and children in the English speaking Caribbean”, Editor – Barbara A Dicks, pp 53 – 63. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, New York, 2012.
eBook http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780203048559/
 
  1. St. John MA, Kumar A. Social and demographic factors affecting HIV infected children in Barbados. In “HIV/AIDS and children in the English speaking Caribbean”, Editor – Barbara A Dicks, pp 41 – 52. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, New York, 2012.
eBook http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780203048559/
 
  1. Kumar A, Kumari G, Carter R, Douglin C. Attitude of secondary school children towards people with HIV/AIDS. An insight into the stigma and discrimination problem in the English speaking Caribbean. (Chapter 19, pp.219-226).
           In “Public Health Yearbook 2009” Editor: Joav Merrick & Others
Nova Science Publishers, Inc. NY 11788-3619 USA, 2011.
            https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=14452&osCsid=515a696c0680444cace696788aa3a8f1

C. NON-REFEREED ACADEMIC OUTPUT
 
C1. Reports: Research & Professional consultations/ Policy papers
 
  1. Consultancy Report on National professional services consultancy for strengthening primary health care in the field of pediatrics (Pages – 103).
Author: Alok Kumar
For the Ministry of Health, Barbados, 2015.
 
  1. Report on Continuous Professional Development courses for the Primary care Health professionals in the public sector (Polyclinics) in Barbados.
Author: Alok Kumar
Submitted to the Ministry of Health, Govt. of Barbados, 2014
 
  1. Policy paper (Draft) on Strengthening Primary Health Care in Pediatrics in the Public Health Sector of Barbados
Author: Alok Kumar
For the Ministry of Health, Govt. of Barbados, 2013
 
  1. Research Grant Report on Need assessment survey of the primary health care in pediatrics at the Polyclinics across Barbados.
Authors: Alok Kumar & Anders L Nielsen
Submitted to the Ministry of Health, Govt. of Barbados. 2013
 
  1. Consultancy Report on GAP analysis: children and the environment in the Eastern Caribbean. (Pages 256).
Co-Authored: Cashman A, Kumar A, Rock L, Cumberbatch J & Johnson S for the UWI.
 
Section Author: Environmental health related diseases (Pages 23; 35-57) – Alok Kumar
On behalf of the UWI prepared for the UNEP & UNICEF Eastern Caribbean, 2008
 
  1. Social policy for children’s’ rights in SIDS paper series Eastern Caribbean and Pacific region – GAP analysis: Children and the environment in Eastern Caribbean
Co-Authored: Cashman A, Kumar A, Rock L, Cumberbatch J & Johnson S for the UWI
For the UNEP & UNICEF Eastern Caribbean, 2008
 
  1. Research Grant Report on the Uptake of health care provisions and health status of the HIV infected women diagnosed during the antenatal screening in Barbados during 1996-2004. (Pages 30).
Author: Alok Kumar
Submitted to the Caribbean Health Research Council, 2007.
 
  1. Fellowship Research Report on the The emerging impact of the HIV/AIDS on children and AIDS orphan-hood in Barbados. (Pages 51).
            Author: Alok Kumar
Submitted to the Jaques Parisot Fellowship Foundation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
2006.
 
  1. Research Grant Report on Behavioral surveillance Survey of the Secondary School Children in Barbados. (Pages – 79)
            Author: Alok Kumar & Richard Carter
     Report submitted to the Ministry of Education and Youth Affairs, Govt. of Barbados 2005
Additional Information: HONORIFIC AWARD FOR SCHOLARSHIP
 
Travel award, CARPHA and Cochrane, Workshop on - Systematic review of research articles, 2015
Most outstanding Researcher, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI (Cave Hill) Annual Research Day, 2015
Principals award for Excellence in two or more categories (Research & Service), UWI (Cave Hill), 2014
 
Fred L Soper Award for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Literature,
Pan American Health and Education Foundation/Pan American Health Organization, 2013.
Most outstanding published research article. Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI (Cave Hill) Annual Research Day, 2010
Jacques Parisot Foundation Fellowship Award,
Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, 2005.
Junior Scientist Award, International AIDS Society, 2003.
 
Special Award, for research and service, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital & the Arnott Cato Foundation, 2002.

INVITATION TO SERVE ON NATIONAL/REGIONAL/INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC AND SCHOLARLY BODIES
 
Member, HIV/AIDS Commission Research Advisory Committee,
National HIV/AIDS Commission, Government of Barbados.
2002- 2006 & 2013 to date.
 
Member, UWI & Barbados Ministry of Health Research Ethics Committee/Institutional Review Board on Human Subject Research
2005 to date
 
Faculty member as Instructor, BASICS (Basic training course in Intensive Care in Children) – Multi-national network of trainers of intensive care physicians and pediatricians.
2014 to date
 
Professional Expert Member, Delphi Process to develop the Regional Health Research Agenda for the CCH III Program Area - Communicable Diseases.
Caribbean Health Research Council, 2010
 
Member, International experts taskforce to carry out for the American adaptation of the “Antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV infection in infants: recommendations for a public health approach” guidelines.
Pan American Health Organization, 2006.
 
Faculty, CHART (Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training) network –
Involved with the training of the regional health care personnel’s involved in the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemics. Key technical assistance from International Training and Education Center on Health (I-TECH) - the international arm of the National AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) network, USA.
Since 2002
 
Faculty member as Instructor, PALS (Pediatrics Advance Life support) – Affiliated to the American Heart Association, 2004 - 2006
 
Faculty member as Instructor, APLS (Advance Pediatric Life Support) – Affiliated to the Advance Life Support Group, UK, 2003 - 2006
 
Editorial Board of Scientific Journals:
Editorial Board Member – International Archive of Microbiology & Immunology
Science Fair Open Library http://www.sciencefairopenlib.com/journals/microbiology/
2014 to date
 
Editorial Board Member – International Journal of HIV/AIDS and Clinical Research
iProbe http://www.iprobegrp.com/cmg-acrj/
2014 to date
Editorial Board Member – Global Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology,
Synergy Publishers, 12 Woodlea Avenue Chester, Cheshire CH2 1NE UK
www.synergypublishers.com
2012 to date
 
Editorial Board Member – World virology Journal,
Baishideng Publishing Group Co., No.62 Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025, China
http://www.wjgnet.com 
2011 –to date
 
Editorial Board Member – The Open Demography Journal,
Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. P.O. Box 446 Oak Park, IL 60301-0446 USA
http://www.benthamscience.com
2009 – to this date.
 
Abstract Mentor - XIX International AIDS Conference, International AIDS Society
2012, 2013
 
Peer Reviewer –
World Journal of Virology, 2014
Global Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2014
Transaction of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2013
AIDS Care, 2007, 2009, 2013
BMC Pediatrics 2013
Current HIV Research 2013
The Journal of the International AIDS Society, 2011, 2012
PAHO Journal of Public Health, 2010
Cochrane HIV/AIDS Group, 2009
The African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2008, 2009
Journal of Adolescent Research 2009
Clinical Medicine. 2008

 

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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