Prof. Simon Anderson

Director, George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre

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Simon Anderson is the Director, Chronic Disease Research Centre of CAIHR, and a Professor of Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados.

Simon read Biochemistry on the picturesque Mona campus of the University of the West Indies from where he won the Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship to read Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge. He subsequently studied Human Biology and Genetics at the University of Oxford and then trained in medicine at Cardiff University in Wales. He held a prestigious NIHR Clinical Fellowship and an NIHR Clinical Lectureship during his postgraduate training in academic Cardiology at the University of Manchester, honing his skills at The George Institute of Global Health, Oxford and The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, University College London. His sub-specialty clinical cardiology training was in Heart Failure and Transplantation, undertaken at the Manchester University Foundation NHS Trust, UK.

Research & Teaching Interests

He has research interests in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, genetics, the aetiology and emerging risk factors for chronic diseases as well as methodological approaches for the use of large-scale datasets to study variations and outcomes of chronic diseases. He is Professor of Population Health Sciences at the Caribbean Institute of Health Research and Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre

Simon has contributed to teaching on the Institute's MSc in Epidemiology course at Mona since its inception.


Does rhythm matter in acute heart failure? An insight from the British Society for Heart Failure National Audit.
Anderson SG, Shoaib A, Myint PK, Cleland JG, Hardman SM, McDonagh TA, Dargie H, Keavney B, Garratt CJ, Mamas MA. Clin Res Cardiol. 2019 Apr 8. doi: 10.1007/s00392-019-01463-5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30963233

Biological and clinical insights from genetics of insomnia symptoms.
Lane JM, Jones SE, Dashti HS, Wood AR, Aragam KG, van Hees VT, Strand LB, Winsvold BS, Wang H, Bowden J, Song Y, Patel K, Anderson SG, Beaumont RN, Bechtold DA, Cade BE, Haas M, Kathiresan S, Little MA, Luik AI, Loudon AS, Purcell S, Richmond RC, Scheer FAJL, Schormair B, Tyrrell J, Winkelman JW, Winkelmann J; HUNT All In Sleep, Hveem K, Zhao C, Nielsen JB, Willer CJ, Redline S, Spiegelhalder K, Kyle SD, Ray DW, Zwart JA, Brumpton B, Frayling TM, Lawlor DA, Rutter MK, Weedon MN, Saxena R. Nat Genet. 2019 Mar;51(3):387-393. doi: 10.1038/s41588-019-0361-7. Epub 2019 Feb 25. PMID: 30804566

Long-Term Durability of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Prostheses.
Blackman DJ, Saraf S, MacCarthy PA, Myat A, Anderson SG, Malkin CJ, Cunnington MS, Somers K, Brennan P, Manoharan G, Parker J, Aldalati O, Brecker SJ, Dowling C, Hoole SP, Dorman S, Mullen M, Kennon S, Jerrum M, Chandrala P, Roberts DH, Tay J, Doshi SN, Ludman PF, Fairbairn TA, Crowe J, Levy RD, Banning AP, Ruparelia N, Spence MS, Hildick-Smith D. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Feb 12;73(5):537-545. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.10.078. PMID: 30732706

Social deprivation modifies the association between incident foot ulceration and mortality in type 1 and type 2 diabetes: a longitudinal study of a primary-care cohort.
Anderson SG, Shoo H, Saluja S, Anderson CD, Khan A, Livingston M, Jude EB, Lunt M, Dunn G, Heald AH. Diabetologia. 2018 Apr;61(4):959-967. doi: 10.1007/s00125-017-4522-x. Epub 2017 Dec 21. PMID: 29264632

Night Shift Work, Genetic Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes in the UK Biobank.
Vetter C, Dashti HS, Lane JM, Anderson SG, Schernhammer ES, Rutter MK, Saxena R, Scheer FAJL. Diabetes Care. 2018 Apr;41(4):762-769. doi: 10.2337/dc17-1933. Epub 2018 Feb 12. PMID: 29440150


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