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Donald T. Simeon, PhD, CStat
Director of Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development and Professor of Research and Biostatistics, Dean's Office, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Prof. Donald Simeon is Director of the Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development and Professor of Biostatistics and Research at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago.
He was Director of Research, Training and Policy Development at the Caribbean Public Health Agency [2013-2015] and Director of the Caribbean Health Research Council [2002-2012]. A citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, Prof. Simeon was educated at the University of the West Indies [PhD Nutrition (Mona) and BSc Agriculture (St Augustine)] and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London [MSc Medical Statistics].
He is a Chartered Statistician and Fellow with the Royal Statistical Society, UK as well as a Registered Public Health Nutritionist, Nutrition Society, UK and Registered Nutritionist in Trinidad & Tobago. He is the Deputy Chair of the Executive Board of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS [PANCAP]. In addition, he is the Chair of Research Ethics Committees of the South-West Regional Health Authority and the Tobago House of Assembly in Trinidad & Tobago. He currently serves on the Executive of the Bioethics Society of the English-speaking Caribbean [BSEC]. In addition, he is a member of Trinidad and Tobago Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences.
Prof. Simeon has extensive research experience as evidenced by the publication of over 80 scientific papers [3200 citations] in peer-reviewed international journals, in addition to chapters in books/encyclopedia and other reports. He has also made dozens of oral presentations at international scientific conferences and professional meetings.