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

Graduate Programmes: Public Health

Faculty and Staff

GREAVES, Natalie is a Temporary Lecturer in Public Health and a general practitioner whose practice emphasises a holistic approach to health and wellness including in the general palliative care setting. She obtained her Medical Degree in 2002 from the School of Clinical Medicine and Research, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, with honours in surgery receiving the Barbados Medical Practitioner’s Lionel Stuart award for Excellence in Surgery. Read More »»

SOBERS-GRANNUM, Natasha is a Lecturer in Public health and an Honorary Medical Officer of Health at the Ministry of Health in Barbados with responsibility for teaching public health and epidemiology and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate students. She performs clinical teaching duties in primary health care centres in Barbados; assists polyclinic doctors in their service duties and collaborates with the Ministry of Health on epidemiological and statistical analysis of routinely collected data. Natasha is a UWI medical graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and a Masters of Public Health from the University of South Florida. Before joining in the University of the West Indies as a Lecturer in January 2011, Natasha worked as an epidemiologist with the Ministry of Health, Barbados where she developed, managed, analyzed and interpreted data to monitor communicable and non-communicable diseases and other health events. Read More »»


HAREWOOD, Heather is currently a Lecturer in Public Health and a member of the CARICOM task force for youth and adolescent health. She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Biology and the MB,BS from UWI and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Birmingham (UK). Heather was involved in the administration and delivery of the MPH, Cave Hill as an Associate Lecturer from 2009 prior to joining the faculty full time in 2015. Read more »»


MURPHY, Madhuvanti (Maddy) is the Coordinator of Graduate Programmes in Public Health and a Lecturer in Public Health at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill. She holds an MPH from the University of Miami, and a Doctorate in Public Health (Sociomedical Sciences) from Columbia University in New York City. She is currently involved in teaching, research and curriculum development, and since joining the UWI faculty full-time in 2011 has contributed to the development of the Master of Public Health Programme. Read More »»

Associate Faculty and Staff

We wish to acknowledge that in performing these activities we rely on the active involvement of many colleagues, particularly in the delivery of teaching, many of whom are not yet properly credited on these pages.

Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand

Dr. Heather Armstrong

Dr. Cheryl McCollin

Dr. Walter Alleyne

HAMBLETON, Ian is a biostatistician with a first degree in Mathematics, a Masters in Medical Statistics and a Doctorate in Statistical Epidemiology. He has worked as a statistician for 16 years in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, variously for the UK Medical Research Council, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and The University of the West Indies (at the Mona and Cave Hill campuses). Ian has specific expertise in the design, conduct, and analysis of randomised clinical trials, population surveys, and cohort studies. In particular, he organised statistical analyses for the influential Jamaican Cohort Study of Sickle Cell Disease. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles on a broad range of chronic and infectious diseases. Read More »»

SAMUELS, T. Alafia is currently Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Cave Hill and CARICOM Consultant in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control. She is a UWI medical graduate, with a Masters in Public Health and a PhD in Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, both graduate degrees awarded with honors, from Johns Hopkins University. Past employment include Advisor in Chronic Diseases at PAHO/WHO, Director of Outcomes at XL Health, a Disease Management company in Baltimore MD, and 20 years with the Ministry of Health Jamaica managing Primary Health Care Services. She is currently a member of the Barbados National NCD Commission, appointed by the Hon. Minister of Health and is External Examiner for the MPH at University of Technology Jamaica. For the as two years she help the position of Director of the MPH programme at UWI Cave Hill. Read More »»


SEALY, Wendy earned a Certificate in General Nursing in 1986 and later qualified as a Mental Health Nurse at the Psychiatric Hospital. She also holds a Certificate in Nursing Education with Distinction and a Bachelor of Nursing Degree (Nursing Education) with Upper Second Class Honors from the University of the West Indies, Mona, as well as a Masters in Education (Educational Administration) from UWI, Cave Hill. Read more »»



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