Andrew S. Dhanoo

Ph.D. Candidate

Andrew Dhanoo
Contact Information

Department of Life Sciences
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Natural Sciences Building

Tel: 1(868) 380-8747
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241


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  • Ph.D. Candidate (Biochemistry) University of the West Indies, St. Augustine 2012-ongoing
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry with Biotechnology, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine 2011
Work Experience:
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine International - 2011-2013
    • Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee , assessment of the fitness of school aged children , using anthropometric and biochemical markers
    • Penal Health Center project, Patient self care analysis of diagnosed Diabetes Mellitus Patients
Research Interests:
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Renal Disease
Project Details:

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Cockburn

Co-Supervisors: Dr. Felicia Hill-Briggs, Prof. Shivananda Nayak

Committee member: Dr. Valarie Bowrin 

To establish non-invasive biometric markers using hair, skin, joints  and novel urine markers which can accurately and reliably diagnose or detect Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular disease susceptibility in school aged children.

Diabetes Screening Application


  • Dhanoo AS, Cockburn BN, Shah N, Superville R, Hill-Briggs F. (2014). Monitoring of International Diabetes Federation-recommended Clinical Diabetes Indicators in a Public Health Centre in Southwest Trinidad. West Indian Med J. 63(6): 566-70.
  • Hill-Briggs F., Dhanoo A.S., Superville R., Harry R., Misir A.K.S. (2012). Chronic Disease Prevention and Intervention Needs in Trinidad: Findings from the 2011 – 2012 Penal Health Centre, Trinidad, Diabetes Patient Self-Care Study. White Paper from the Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative, Diabetes Research Program. Presented to the Ministries of Health and Science, Technology and Tertiary Education, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Formal release, October, 2012.


Revised: 14 March 2016