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

Dr. Clemon George
Titles: Lecturer in Public Health
Department: FMS
Discipline: None
Qualifications: PhD University Laval, Quebec Canada
Contact: (email):
(tel): 246-417-4713
Biography:  Clemon George PhD, joined the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Faculty of Medical Scienes in August 2017.  Dr. George lectures in the Public Heath and the MBBS programmes.

Dr. George completed his Doctorate in Epidemiology at I'UniversitĂ© Laval, QuĂ©bec, Canada and Post-doctoral research at St. Michael's Hospital/ University of Toronto, Canada.  His post-doctoral research involved developing Community Based Participatory Research in Epidemiology.  Prior to his appointment at UWI, Dr. George was on the Faculty of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), teaching courses in Health Promotion, Epidemiology and Research Methods.  At UOIT, his research focused on sexual health promotion, particularly HIV and STI prevention among minority populations in Canada.  He has been involved in HIV research and advocacy for 15 years.

Dr. George was a founding  member of the African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) and co-principal investigator of the first African-Caribbean Black Men's research study in Canada.  He has strong affiliations with the Caribbean and has conducted research on sexual health in Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and Dominica.  He plans to continue his research on sexual health at UWI, including studying vaccine strategies for sexual health promotion and disease prevention.  

Dr. george continues to be an active member of the Scientific Review Committe of teh Canadian HIV Trials Network and has been elected as a member of Canadian Institutes of HEalth Research (CIHR) College of Reviewers.
  1. S. Baidoobonso;W. Husbands; C.George; T. Mbulaheni; A. Afzal. Engaging Black Marketing Campaign in Ontarion, Canada. Sage Open, 2016; 1-11. DOI: 101177/21215824401666379.C
  2. Brennan, David J.: Souleymanov, Rusty; George, Clemon; Newman, Peter A.; Hart, Trevor A.; Asakura, Kenta; Betancourt, Gerardo.  Masculinity, muscularity and HIV sexual risk among gay and bisexual men of colour.  Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 2015; 16(4),393-403.  DOI:10.1037/a0038725.
  3. George, C Weaver, R R, Higginson, A, Chartier, L Read, S. Improving sexual heath resources for youth: the use of sex positive Public Health websites.  International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 2015; 6(1)
  4. George , C, Makroka, L, Rourke, SB, Adam, BD. HIV Testing by Black MSM in Toronto:Ideentifying Targets to Improve Testing. SAGE Open 2014; 4(2) DOI: 10.1177/2158244014529776 PA
  5. Sritharan, J, kamaleswaran, R, McFarlan, K, Lemonade, M, George, C, Sanchez, O. Environmental factors in Ontarion community with disparities in coloreectal cancer incidence.  Glob J Health Sci. 2014; 5(3):175-85.DOI:10.5539/gjhs.v6n3p175.C
Additional Information:  
  • CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network, Scientific Review Committee Member
  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research- Community Based Research, Committee Member
  • Canadian Institute for Health Research- College of Reviewers Member
  • International Society for Sexual Medicine 2011-2016

Chronic Disease Research Centre (CDRC)
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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