Reach Up Knowledge Exchange Meeting - November 6-8, 2019

The Reach Up team are holding a three-day knowledge exchange meeting in Jamaica from November 6-8 with our partners from around the globe.

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What happens when you link a parenting program to routine health check-ups?

Blog article written by Prof Susan Walker and published on the IDB website.

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Reach Up: An Early Childhood Parenting Programme

CAIHR has taken its creativity to the world via their research-driven Parenting Package: Reach Up: An early childhood parenting programme.

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CAIHR at 20 Symposium - Sept 18-19, 2019

This landmark symposium highlights the most notable achievements of the Institute such as the closure of the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit (TMRU) Malnutrition Ward.

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CAIHR Says Goodbye to an exceptional Colleague

Colin McKenzie was a foremost scholar and thinker on the science of Genetics, and an outstanding researcher at CAIHR, developing a seminal body of work.

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Our research themes

The primary role of CAIHR is the conduct of high quality research that can inform health policy, programmes and health care delivery for regional populations.

Early Life Exposures in Health and Development

This theme focuses on exposures that affect development, as well as on the effects of biological factors on growth.

Interventions, Evaluation and Implementation

With the rise of non-communicable chronic diseases, it is important to understand the determinants of health.

Biological Expression of Disease

The depth of research innovation is interrogated in order to understand how genetic factors influence sickness and disease.


A cadre of scientists. Primary healthcare clinics. Clinical nutritionists. Specialist trainers. CAIHR offers a range of services supported by dedicated professionals.


Academic Profiles

Meet your researchers: Dr Ishtar Govia carves out her own niche in holistic approaches in the care and treatment of chronic non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean. More

Public Engagement

CAIHR Encourages Social Responsibility: An inaugural CAIHR award was given to local fast-food chain Island Grill in recognition of its drive to to provide healthier cuisine. More