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Dr. Martin St. Clair Forde

Dr. Martin St. Clair Forde

Dr. Forde is a full professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM) in the School of Medicine at St. George’s University in Grenada.  Almost from the very beginning of the Department in 1999, since his hiring in 2000 Dr. Forde has served in multiple administrative and teaching capacities.  Currently, besides being the Department’s Chair, he also serves as the Track Director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Track and as the Director of Research for the Department.  He also is a Research Fellow at the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF).

The DPHPM currently serves as a host for a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Environmental and Occupational Health.  Dr. Forde serves as the Director for this center whose prime mission is to assist both local and regional Caribbean countries address environmental and occupational issues for which they might need assistance. 

Dr. Forde’s main teaching and research activities are centered on environmental health management, occupational health, ergonomics and industrial hygiene, and global population health research collaborations.  He is actively involved in several technical and governmental committees that focus on environmental and occupational health issues.  Within recent times, Dr. Forde has received grant funding from the World Bank, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, and the Canadian International Development Research Centre to research a range of issues ranging from biomedical waste management systems to determining the prevalence of human exposures within the Caribbean region to persistent organic pollutants, pesticides, and heavy metals such as lead and mercury.  He has also been involved in research looking at the ethical challenges and issues faced by researchers involved in global population health research collaborations.

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