Professor Simon Anderson, PhD MBBCh MRCP FESC, Director at George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Center and Professor of Population Health Sciences and Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados, and Co-Director of the Glasgow Caribbean Centre for Development Research (GCCDR), joined the leadership team for H3ECaribbean Initiative in April of this year. Together with Dr. Alexandra Shields, Co-Director of the Jamaica Cancer Care & Research Institute and Dean Tomlin Paul of The University of the West Indies, Mona, he is overseeing 11 Working Groups committed to generating a white paper for submission to the NIH by year's end. The goal is to build
a complete genomics and population health research infrastructure in the Caribbean, including biorepositories, bioinformatics resources, trained staff to maintain all research platforms, and faculty prepared to participate as Principal Investigators in global genomics research projects. Prof. Anderson is a genetic epidemiologist with deep expertise in the areas most critical to the success of the H3ECaribbean initiative.