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Dr. Sandra Reid

Dr. Sandra Reid is Deputy Dean (Clinical), and Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medical Sciences of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, and Director of the Caribbean Institute on Alcoholism and other Drug Problems (CARIAD), a regional teaching institute. Dr. Reid is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica where she obtained her undergraduate MBBS degree in Medicine and Surgery and her specialist degree in Psychiatry (DM Psych). She went on to obtain her Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and was the recipient of a NIDA-sponsored Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship award in substance abuse management and research, which she pursued at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

In addition to clinical and teaching positions, at present Dr. Reid is an Associate in the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI, St. Augustine, and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto. Her research activities have included women, drugs and HIV; public health consequences of substance abuse; substance abuse and HIV; and interventions for high-risk sexual behaviours in marginalized populations. She has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in these areas.

Dr. Reid has received several international research grants. She has been one of the lead researchers of the IGDS Gender, Sexuality and HIV Project since its inception in 2004 and is currently involved in the 2 major research Projects - Breaking the Silence: Child sexual abuse and incest - implications for HIV/AIDS and Building responsive policy: gender, sexual cultures and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.


UWI Today, March 2010

How we are breaking the silence

By Professor Rhoda Reddock