The Team

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 Professor Marshall Tulloch-Reid, MB.BS, MPhil, DSc, FACE

 Role: Co - Director

 Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Caribbean Institute for Health Research of the University of the West Indies, Mona  &  Co-  director of the  Cochrane Caribbean a branch of the US  Cochrane Centre.

 A graduate of the University of the West Indies, Dr.Tulloch- Reid served as Medical Officer  with the Kingston and St. Andrew  Health Department after completing his internship.  He  obtained his Master of Philosophy Degree in Epidemiology from  Cambridge University in England in 1997 and the Doctor of Science Degree in Epidemiology from the Netherlands Institute for  Health Sciences, Rotterdam in 2003.

Professor. Tulloch-Reid pursued his training in Internal Medicine at the Howard University Hospital in Washington DC from 1997 to 2000 before joining the National Institutes of Health Inter-Institute Endocrinology Training Programme in Bethesda, Maryland.

Professor. Tulloch-Reid returned to Jamaica in 2003 to join the Carribean Institute for Health Research (formerly the Tropical Medicine Research Institute).  His current research interests include obesity, prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes & cardiovascular disease aetiology, prevention and treatment in Caribbean populations.

Phone: (876) 977-6151


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 Dr. Nadia Bennett, MB.BS., DM.

Role: Co - Director, website administrator

Clinical research fellow at the Epidemiology research unit of  the Caribbean Institute for Health Research of the University of the West Indies, Mona. She is also an internist and an honorary consultant of the department of Medicine at the University  Hospital of the West Indies.

 She is a trained Cochrane systematic review author and holds a Masters in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine. Her main areas on interest lie in the chronic non-communicable diseases and how they impact the health of people  living in Jamaica and the Caribbean. 

 Phone:(876) 977-6151



  Professor Ian Hambleton, BA, MSc, PhD.

Role: Board Member

 Professor of biostatistics, at the University of the West  Indies Cavehill. He has specific  expertise in the design,  conduct, and  analyses of randomized clinical trials,  population  surveys, and cohort studies.

 He has worked as a statistician Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, as well as for UK Medical Research Council, The London  School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and The University of the West Indies

He collaborates with colleagues throughout the UWI, and runs a free research clinic for advice on study design and analysis.

He has been involved with the Cochrane Collaboration since 2000, and is currently a Haemoglobinopathy and Statistical Editor for the Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group (CFGD).  


 Professor Monika Asnani, MB.BS., DM, PhD.

 Role: Board Member

 Professor of Family Medicine and Epidemiology at the Caribbean Institue for  Health Research (CAHIR), The University of the West Indies, Jamaica. She , is a  member of the Caribbean College of Family Physicians and a board member of the  Caribbean Researchers in Sickle Disease & Thalassaemia (CAREST) group.

 Her focus of research is centred around (i) psychosocial outcomes and determinants in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and (ii) sickle nephropathy. The findings of her research have advanced understanding of predictors of renal function decline in SCD and have sought to validate methods to determine the presence of early sickle nephropathy.

Phone:(876) 927-2471


Kern Rocke Kern Rocke, MSc.

Role: Member, website administrator 

Kern is a researcher at the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus. A graduate of the UWI, he completed a Bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics in 2013 and a Master's degree in Epidemiology in 2014. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Epidemiology focusing on the understanding the role of the Built Environment on Physical Activity in Barbados.

Kern has completed the Cochrane Author Training and has facilitated Author-based workshops held the UWI and CARPHA supported by the Caribbean Branch of the US Cochrane Centre.