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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Dr. Waneisha Jones

Dr. Waneisha Jones

Temporary Lecturer in Public Health

MPH Research Project Coordinator

FMS
Basic Medical Science Faculty (Phase I)

Bio

Dr Waneisha Jones is a Temporary Lecturer in Public Health and the MPH Research Project Coordinator. She also coordinates the Understanding Research course in the MBBS curriculum and the Epidemiology courses in the Master in Public Health Programme.

Waneisha is an alumna of UWI, being awarded her MBBS in 2014, and MPH in 2017 with Distinction; receiving the Arnott Cato award.

Prior to joining the Public Health department in 2020, Waneisha taught Statistics for Public Health, Management of Health Services, Environmental Health and Epidemiology in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Programme, Faculty of Medical Sciences, where she served as the coordinator for the latter two courses. She also taught and coordinated Behavioral Sciences,Medical & Legal Ethics and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the American University of Barbados.  During that time, Waneisha was also the Project Manager for the IDRC-funded research project “Improving Household Nutrition Security and Public Health in CARICOM” which is led out of the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), Jamaica.

Waneisha is currently a steering committee member for a Cluster randomized trial titled “Chronic disease self-management program for hypertension control in churches (CHIC)” funded by Harvard School of Public Health where her primary responsibility is data monitoring and examination & reporting of serious adverse effects. This study is being led out of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, UWI, Barbados.

Qualifications

  • MPH (Dist), University of the West Indies, 2017
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB BS), University of the West Indies, 2014
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours), University of the West Indies, 2012

Research Areas

Research Interests:
Non-communicable diseases
System Dynamics

Teaching Areas

Epidemiology, Understanding Research, Epidemiology of Priority Diseases, Health Promotion, Health Services Management

Publications

1.  Guariguata L, Rouwette E, Murphy M, Saint Ville A, Dunn LL, Hickey GM, Jones W, Samuels TA, Unwin N. Using group model building to describe the system driving unhealthy eating and identify intervention points- a participatory, stakeholder engagement approach in the Caribbean.  Nutrients 2020, 12(2), 384;  https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12020384 (Special Issue The Double Burden of Malnutrition)

2.  W Jones, H Harewood, Generic Drug Use: A 2017 Survey of Primary Care Physicians’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) regarding Generic Drugs and their Use. West Indian Med J June 2018; Suppl (2)
 

Keywords

Epidemiology, Research, Public health,


Faculty of Medical Sciences
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