Thelma Alafia Samuels, Co-Chair: Policy & Prevention Committee, World Obesity Federation, Jamaica

Thelma Alafia Samuels

Prof T. Alafia Samuels, public health physician and epidemiologist, is the retired Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, UWI, Barbados. Her career has included both working with the Ministry of Health Jamaica for 20 years and academia at the University of the West Indies for the last 10 years.

She is Chair of NCD Child, Board member of World Obesity Federation, member of the WHO STAG on NCDs. PAHO Technical Advisory Group for NCDs for the Caribbean, Technical Advisor to the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Lancet One Health Commissioner.

Her research interests include policy, practice and evaluation of NCD prevention and control programmes and translating evidence into practice.

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