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Damian Cohall, PhD

Dr. Damian Cohall is currently the Deputy Dean (Preclinical Sciences) and a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.

He has given numerous presentations on Medical Cannabis locally and regionally. He has published extensively on use the medicinal plants and their bioconstituents, inclusive of Medical Cannabis. One of his most recent publication is a joint research effort with Dr. Alana Griffith entitled “Conceptualizing a policy framework for the implementation of medical marijuana in the Caribbean territory of Barbados” in the journal Drug Science, Law and Policy. This research was awarded Best Industry Applied Research at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill’s Research Week 2018.

He currently supervises five postgraduate students; three are undertaking medical cannabis research in the areas of Epilepsy, Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension. Most recently, Dr. Cohall became a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society. He is also a member of the Advisory Editorial Board for the West Indian Medical Journal.

He is a recipient of the Faculty’s Award of Merit for Leadership in Education in 2011 and most recently, he was awarded a Principal’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, University and Public Service at The University of the West Indies in 2018. He is also quite keen on contributing to his direct community and region.

He represents his discipline and Faculty on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Drug and Therapeutic Monitoring (DTC) Committee. Regionally, he has served as Lead UWI Consultant on the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s CARTFUND project to establish regional standards for the Health and Wellness Sector in CARIFORUM territories.