Prof Jennifer Knight-Madden

Director, Sickle Cell Unit

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Jennifer Knight-Madden is Professor Pediatric Pulmonology and Clinical Research and Director of the Sickle Cell Unit of CAIHR. She is also Co-Chair of the Sickle Cell Disease Working Group, SickKids Caribbean Initiative and Vice President of the Caribbean Network of Researchers in Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia. She is a board certified Pediatric Pulmonologist.

Professor Knight-Madden graduated from UWI’s medical school in 1988. She completed training in Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (1990-1994) and Fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonology at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) in Durham, NC (1994-1997). She completed an MSc in Biometry (DUMC, 1999) and a PhD in Clinical Research (King’s College London, 2006).

Professor Knight-Madden joined the Sickle Cell Unit (MRC) in 1997 and the TMRI (now CAIHR) in 1999 and has been involved in both the Jamaica Sickle Cell Cohort Study and the Jamaica Sickle Cell Unit Birth Cohort Study.

Her current research interests include the pulmonary complications of SCD, clinical trials and implementation research.

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