The George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre (GA-CDRC) has a strong track record in performing population-based studies, including the surveillance of chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) incidence and mortality, prevalence of NCD risk factors and NCD prevention and control policy and practice. The ultimate goal of this research is the improvement in the health of people in Barbados and the wider Caribbean, by the translation of the results into sound health policy and practice.

In addition, The GA-CDRC has a solid record of extramural grant funding which has led to groundbreaking national, regional and international research studies. A snapshot of the sources of funding received and research study areas are shown below:

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH):

  • Eye disease
  • Cancer
  • Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy in the black Barbados population
  • Hypertension, Diabetes, and Health Disparities among the African diaspora
  • Asthma
  • Frailty in the Aging HIV Population

The Canadian International Development Research Centre:

  • Evaluation of the CARICOM Heads of Government Declaration on Chronic NCDs
  • Evaluation of taxation of sugar sweetened beverages

The UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC)/Wellcome:

  • Diabetic Foot
  • Stroke
  • Food security and NCDs

The Peter D. Cohen Charitable Trust/ Barbados Diabetes Foundation

  • Diabetes

The Pan American Health Organisation:

  • Wellbeing and aging across Latin America and the Caribbean

The Barbados Ministry of Health:

  • The Health of the Nation risk factor surveys
  • The Barbados National Registry for Chronic NCD

The Arnott Cato Foundation:

  • Sickle Cell Disease

Caribbean Health Research Council:

  • Lupus


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