Dr Celia DC Christie

Dr Celia DC Christie is a University Professor and Consultant Pediatrician who received her undergraduate training in Medicine and Surgery and postgraduate training in Paediatrics at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. She also completed two Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and in Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology at Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital, USA and later pursued an MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr Christie has valuable international experience having served on faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation and University of Cincinnati, USA and worked for the US Food and Drugs Administration. For the past sixteen years her regional service has included her work at The UWI and her recent professional focus which comprises

  • HIV/AIDS in women, children and adolescents
  • The implementation of clinical trials of vaccine preventable diseases
  • Emerging Infectious diseases – Dengue, Chikungunya fever, Zika Virus and Influenza A H1N1 infections

Dr. Christie brings to the regional Zika Task Force experience in Pediatric Infectious Disease and Public Health collaboration having worked closely with Jamaica’s Ministry of Health, with an International Leadership Award from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, to reduce perinatal HIV/AIDS transmission, as well as HIV-attributable morbidity and mortality in children.

Her work has been duly recognized with awards including the Excellence in Science Inaugural Stephen Preblud Award from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2002, The UWI’s Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence, 2008 and the Gold Medal for Eminence in Research from the Board of Governors of the Institute of Jamaica in 2014. 



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