Health Services Research

This programme describes studies assessing available health services for major health outcomes. It includes concepts such as access, affordability, and the effectiveness of constructs within health service deployment. The impact of health services on disease outcomes is evaluated.

Projects under this programme

  • Measuring Out-of-Pocket Payments Among Jamaicans with Sickle Cell Disease. Investigators: Zachary Ramsay, Rachel Bartlett, Christine Clarke, Monika Asnani, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan
  • The Risk of Acute Events Among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in Relation to Early or Late Initiation of Care at A Specialist Centre: Evidence from A Retrospective Cohort Study. Investigators: Angela Rankine-Mullings, Twila-Mae Logan, Lesley King, Collette Cunnigham-Myrie, Jennifer Knight-Madden
  • A Cost Benefit Analysis of Early Interventions in Sickle Cell Disease. Investigators: Twila-Mae Logan, Angela Rankine-Mullings, Monika Asnani
  • The Implementation of New-born Screening and Early Childhood Care for Sickle Cell Disease in The Regional Health Authorities in Jamaica; What Worked and What Didn’t. Investigators: Jennifer Knight-Madden, Carol Lord*, Mellisa Smith, Lesley King, Alphanso Blake, Toshiba Channer-Wallen, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan
  • Determining Factors Affecting Age of Clinical Registration after NBS in Infants with Sickle Cell Disease in Kingston, Jamaica. Investigators: Arjan Abar, Jennifer Knight-Madden, Monika Asnani
  • Access To Screening for The Risk of Stroke in Children with Sickle Cell Disease and Management of Sickle Cell Cerebrovascular Accidents in The Caribbean. Investigators: Angela E Rankine-Mullings, Jennifer Knight-Madden and other investigators from CAREST
  • Hydroxyurea for SCD Management in Jamaica: Utilization Enablers and Barriers. Investigators: Monika Asnani, Vanessa Cumming, June Harris, Shelly McFarlane, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan
  • Impact of COVID-19 Public Health interventions on human, social and economic resources. Investigators: Natasha Sobers, Christina Howitt, Selvi Jeyaseelan, Natalie Greaves, Heather Harewood, Madhuvanti Murphy, Kim Quimby, Ian Hambleton
  • Feasibility of Alzheimer’s Disease Digital Cognitive Screening and Blood Biomarker Testing in Jamaica, Feasibility of Alzheimer’s Disease Digital Cognitive Screening and Blood Biomarker Testing in Jamaica. Investigators: Ishtar Govia, Rochelle Amour, Tiffany Palmer, Janelle Robinson, Marissa Stubbs