The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute brings together a network of scholars, educators, and physician-scientists from around the world who conduct independent and collaborative research on cancer care, palliative care, and health disparities. The research affiliates make up an integral part of the program's ongoing interdisciplinary dialogue.

William Aiken, MBBS DM (Urology), FRCS (Ed)

Consultant Urologist, Head of the Division of Urology

Associate Lecturer

University of the West Indies

Christopher Lathan, MD, MS, MPH

Medical Oncologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Natalie Greaves, MBBS, PhD

Jordan Smoller MD, ScD

Professor of Epidemiology, T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health

Director, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

General Practitioner

Office and at-home palliative care services
ES Caribbean Health Services, Barbados

Eric L. Krakauer, MD, PhD

Director, Global Palliative Care Program 


Physician, Division of Palliative Care & Geriatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital

Lester Orville Shields, PhD 


Catholic Chaplain,

University of the West Indies