Research is fundamental to understanding the factors that influence the public’s health.  We engage the population to collect data which will provide the necessary scientific evidence to inform policy and the development of necessary intervention and prevention strategies.  It is only through the contribution of the public, in research studies, that we are able to gain improvements in the health and the well-being of all.

On this page, you can access the active online surveys being conducted by our researchers at the Faculty of Medical Sciences and their collaborators.  All surveys listed here have received approval by the UWI St Augustine Campus Ethics Committee.

When selecting a survey, please ensure that you are part of the target group for that study.  You will then be taken to the site that hosts the survey, for you to participate.  Your contribution is valued and integral to the work of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Thanks you for taking the time to participate!


Attitudes Towards COVID-19

The Faculty of Medical Science, University of the West Indies The UWI is conducting a study to understand the public’s attitude toward COVID-19 vaccines.  Participation is only open to individuals aged 18 years and over who live in Trinidad and Tobago.

Should you wish to inquire further with regards to this project feel free to email Prof. Bidyadhar Sa at .

Please share this survey link ( with others so that they may also participate.


Public Awareness of Zoonotic Diseases of Fish and their Impact on Human Health: A Caribbean Assessment (PHASE 1)

TARGET GROUP: Persons 18 years and over who frequently work with, consume, handle or interact with live or dead fish, in ANY capacity

The project is national and regional in scope with Phase 1 focusing on the staff and students of The UWI, St. Augustine Campus. This is a voluntary, anonymous survey and your responses will be used for the purpose of this study only. Phase 1 of the survey will be open for a 2 month period beginning October 2020.

Link to Study:

Phase 1 Survey End
December 20, 2020



SDxContact – Surveillance Response for COVID-19

There is need to conduct routine surveillance to monitor the response of the population to COVID-19.  An wellness mobile application has been developed for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It assists authorities to monitor, auto track, alert and notify the right people at the right time.
This is a project collaboration between The UWI School of Nursing (UWISoN), the Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago, SiviSoft Inc & RSC International.

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Public Mental Health Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trinidad and Tobago

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on morbidity and mortality globally. Apart from concerns about health, it is anticipated that the range of concerns will change as the pandemic evolves. Understanding and managing peoples’ responses to COVID-19 is therefore an essential part of managing the pandemic. To best do this, the University of the West Indies, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health is conducting a study to track the changing concerns about COVID-19, and the impact on mental health among the population of Trinidad and Tobago. Your participation in this survey will provide valuable information to guide the development of effective and relevant programs and policies.

NOTE: This survey is open the first 7 days of every month; until December 2020.

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Well-being and Preparedness survey for Frontline Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Trinidad and Tobago (Closes July 30,2020)


This study aims to assess the psychological impact and preparedness of frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The study focuses on doctors, nurses and prehospital care providers working in the public sector and who are directly involved in the management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases

You may click on the image below to participate.

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Rapid Response Psychological Impact of COVID-19 (RAPICO) Survey (Closed/ Pending Results)

Must be currently living in Trinidad and Tobago

The UWI and PAHO are doing a survey on the psychological impact of the pandemic on persons living in Trinidad and Tobago and we would love your feedback.  It takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. 

You may clink on the image below to participate.  Encourage your friends to participate.




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