As a focal point of the UWI's growing strength in research innovations and health interventions, the CAIHR carries out its work through four functional units, which have achieved considerable regional and international brand recognition for exemplary research work:

  • Tropical Metabolism Research Unit (TMRU)

    The TMRU boasts an enviable track record in infant nutrition research and care.

  • Epidemiology Research Unit (ERU)

    ERU's contribution in providing current data on prevalence and risk factors for Chronic Disease by producing National health and lifestyle Surveys over the past decade, has been of tremendous value to Jamaica, informing policy towards control of the NCD epidemic.

  • Sickle Cell Unit (SCU)

    Blazed an impressive trail over the years in research and clinical work to prolong life and survival of people with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), and advocating on the issues of Newborn Screening for SCD as a policy imperative for regional populations.

  • The George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre (GA-CDRC)

    The GA-CDRC has a strong track record in undertaking population-based epidemiological research, focusing on surveillance of chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) incidence, prevalence and risk factors.