Dr. Joanne Smith is a Lecturer of the Epidemiology Research Unit of the Caribbean Institute of Health Research. She is a member of the Child Development Research Group.
Dr. Smith is a qualified and registered Nutritionist. She received her BSc. in Human Ecology with a minor in Psychology from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She then pursued a MSc. in Nutrition at the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit of the University of the West Indies. She then went on to pursue her Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition at the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit of the University of the West Indies.
Dr. Joanne Smith joined CAIHR in 2005. She has been involved in research projects that have focused on energy metabolism in free living individuals and on the holistic development of children. She has extensive training on different methods of assessing energy intake, energy expenditure. Recently she has extended her research experience by gaining expertise in cognitive assessment and child development.
Research & Teaching Interests
Her research interests include assessment of energy intake and energy expenditure in both adults and children. She is also interested in developing interventions to ensure the holistic development of children from disadvantaged circumstances. She aims with her research to ensure that every child has an opportunity, not only to survive but to thrive.
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