University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
Yale University School of Public Health
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, M.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health; Co-directorof CBPR, RWJF Clinical Scholars Program; Deputy Director, Yale Center for ClinicalInvestigation; CoreFaculty, Global Health Leadership Institute; Founding Director, Equity Research and Innovation Center
Oswald Peter Adams, BSc, MBBS
Senior lecturer in Family Medicine, Deputy Dean Research and Graduate Studies
Non-communicable chronic diseases: lifestyle, nutrition
Site and Background
The training site is located at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, one of four partnering institutions along with Yale University in the Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN). The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill is one off our campuses that serve diverse communities across the Caribbean region and deliver high quality education, research and services. The University is committed to producing research that responds to priority areas in the Caribbean and international community.
The ECHORN infrastructure supports several research initiatives including a population-based cohort focused on capturing surveillance data on hypothesized risk/protective factors and prevalence of non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs). The ECHORN Cohort Study examines the lifestyles, eating habits, health behaviors, and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer in adult men and women living in the islands of Barbados, U.S. Virgin Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, and Puerto Rico.