Assistant Professor, Dept. of Clinical Medicine
Ms. Lydia Atkins obtained her Master in Public Health from the St. George’s University in Grenada in 2011 and has over three years of public health research experience with national, regional and international institutions. She is a Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2013 expert for the 2013 GBD study and has collaborated on three publications as part of the project.
Ms. Atkins has lectured at the Department of Health Sciences at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in 2012, is a facilitator with the CARPHA Caribbean Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training program and an external evaluator for the Integrative Public Health Project, an interdisciplinary MPH project with St. George’s University.
As a volunteer with the St. Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association she served on the Board of Directors for two years, 2012-2014, as the Chair for Education and Community Outreach. She is the country coordinator for the International Diabetes Federation Life for a Child program and has presented at international and national conferences. She has interned with the Pan American Health Organization and brings with her practical experience in public health in epidemiology and a public health network that continues to broaden her experiences. She is a self-driven professional with a passion for community service.