Dr. Georgiana Gordon-Strachan
Dr Georgiana Gordon-Strachan is the Director of the Lancet Countdown Regional Centre for Small Island Developing States. She is also the Director of the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit (TMRU) of the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), which she joined in 2018 as a Senior Lecturer at the Sickle Cell Unit. Dr Gordon-Strachan specialises in epidemiology, health policy, health services research, research methods, and Biostatistics. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry (UWI), an MSc Health Policy Planning and Financing (University of London) and a BSc in Biochemistry and Zoology (UWI). She holds various postgraduate diplomas in Data Analysis, Epidemiology, and Public Policy and Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins University and University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She is the former Director of the Mona Office for Research and Innovation, University of the West Indies, Mona.
She has been a project consultant for the World Bank, UNICEF, Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) and regional governments including Jamaica, Belize and Trinidad and Tobago. Dr Gordon-Strachan has been awarded the Mona Campus Principal’s Awards for Research with the greatest Business/Economic Development Impact (2018 and 2009). She is the 2019 recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research.