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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Dr. Joanne Paul-Charles

Dr. Joanne Paul-Charles

Lecturer in Family Medicine

Lecturer in Family Medicine

FMS
Clinical Faculty (Phase II)

Bio

Dr. Joanne Paul-Charles joined the medical faculty at Cave Hill Campus as a part-time tutor in 2009, became a year-4 clinical supervisor in 2012 1nd full-time faculty in 2014. She received her undergraduate medical training at Mona Campus and Cave Hill Campus and is a graduate of the Cave Hill Campus, UWI class of 1999. Post-internship she worked as Senior House Officer in internal Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, then went on to pursue postgraduate training in Family Medicine and received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2011.

As a Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Paul-Charles has many years of experience, working in general practice and primary care, both in the Ministry of Health community clinics and private practice. She is actively involved in teaching and clinical supervision, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and an academic advisor.

Qualifications

DM Family Medicine, UWI, 2011
MSc Family Medicine, UWI, 2008
Postgraduate Dip Family Medicine UWI, 2006
MBBS, UWI, 1999
Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching & Learning, Cave Hill Campus, UWI 2016

Research Areas

Research areas include aspects of chronic disease in primary care: Asthma; Obesity and weight perceptions, Diabetes prevention, and postgraduate training.

Teaching Areas

  • Course coordinator and lecturer: Introduction to Medical Practice, pre-clinical MBBS
  • Coordinator, lecturer and clinical supervisor Family Medicine, 4th year clinical rotation
  • Lecturer, clinical supervisor: Postgraduate Diploma and DM Family Medicine programmes
  • Research supervisor at graduate level
  • Examiner at MBBS, Postgraduate Diploma and DM graduate levels

Publications

Motilal S, Paul-Charles J, Asnani M, Khan R, Ricketts-Roomes T, Pinder-Butler S, Herbert J, Farquharson C, Conliffe C, Standard-Goldson A, Smith K, Morris E, Maharaj RG. 2020 family medicine postgraduate examinations at The University of the West Indies: successes and challenges in the time of COVID-19 pandemic.
Postgrad Med J. 2021 May 26, postgradmedj-2021-140242. doi:10.1136/postgradmedj-2021-140242. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34039692; PMCID:PMC8159667.

Hassan S, Sobers N, Paul-Charles J, Herbert J, Dharamraj K, Cruz E, Garcia E, Fredericks L, Desai MM, Roy S, Williams S, Linnander E, Crusto C, Horowitz CR, Arniella G, Cattamanchi A, Adams OP, Nunez-Smith M. Diabetes Prevention in the Caribbean using Lifestyle Intervention and Metformin Escalation (LIME): A Hybrid Type-1 Effectiveness Implementation Trial using a Quasi-Experimental Study Design. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications 2021 March 11; 22: 100750. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100750

Paul-Charles JL, Adams OP. Body Size of Adolescents: Perceptions of Mother and Child West Indian Med J 2019 June 20-22; 68 (Suppl. 1): 41.  Oral Presentation at CARPHA 64th Annual Conference, Trinidad, June 2019

Adams OP, Mangera KAS, Hambleton I, Morris EH, Paul-Charles JL. Does peak expiratory flow measured sitting differ from that measured standing? A crossover study in primary care in Barbados. BJGP Open. June 2018  DOI:10.3399/bjgpopen18X101592
Rohan G. Maharaj, Aileen Standard-Goldson, Cherilyn Hanna-Mahase, Sonia Roache-Barker, Colette Cunningham-Myrie, M. Shastri Motilal, Carnille Farquharson, Euclid Morris, Joanne Paul-Charles, Pauline Williams-Green & O. Peter Adams. Family Medicine at the University of the West Indies: a model for the developing world, Education for Primary Care, 2016.  DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2016.1218744

Rohan G. Maharaj, Aileen Standard-Goldson, Cherilyn Hanna-Mahase, Sonia Roache-Barker, Colette Cunningham-Myrie, M. Shastri Motilal, Carnille Farquharson, Euclid Morris, Joanne Paul-Charles, Pauline Williams-Green & O. Peter Adams. Family Medicine at the University of the West Indies: a model for the developing world, Education for Primary Care, 2016.  DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2016.1218744

Keywords

Joanne Paul-Charles; Family Medicine; Primary Care, Asthma, Obesity perception, Diabetes prevention


Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: (246) 417-4694/4703/4264 Fax: (246) 438-9170 Email: fms@cavehill.uwi.edu