Scholar Profile: Donald Trevor Simeon


Bio Information

Prof. Donald Trevor Simeon

School of Medicine Faculty of Medical Sciences Director, Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development Active 662-2002 Check out my Website!
Biography/Responsibilities/Duties:

Professor Donald Simeon is Director of  the Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development. He was educated at the University of the West Indies receiving his PhD in Nutrition and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London attaining a Master of Science in Medical Statistics. He is a chartered Statistician and Fellow with the Royal Statistical Society of the United Kingdom as well as a registered Public Health Nutritionist in the Nutrition Society of the UK. He has held the position of Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of the West Indies.

He is a Board Member of the Geneva-based Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED). Dr. Simeon is also a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the International Biometric Society Network for Central America and the Caribbean and the Management Committee of the Essential National Health Research Council of Trinidad and Tobago. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal.

He has extensive research experience as evidenced by the publication of an expansive range of scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, in addition to chapters in books/encyclopedia and other reports. He has also made many oral presentations of research findings at international scientific and regional professional conferences.

Research Interests

  1. Nutritional Epidemiology
  2. Human Nutrition
  3. Community Nutrition
  4. Non-Communicable Disease
  5. Public Health
  6. Epidemiology
  7. Health System Research

Research Activity

  1. [Journal Article]

    Changes in red cell insulin receptors during recovery from severe malnutrition more..

    1990

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Payne-Robinson, Hazel M and Coore, Haldane G and Golden, Michael HN and Simeon, Donald T and others

    COMPLETED

  2. [Journal Article]

    Cognitive function, undernutrition, and missed breakfast more..

    1987

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, Donald and Grantham-Mcgregor, Sally

    COMPLETED

  3. [Journal Article]

    Sources of stress and psychological disturbance among dental students in the West Indies more..

    2002

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Naidu, Rahul S and Adams, Jerry S and Simeon, Donald and Persad, Suzette

    COMPLETED

  4. [Journal Article]

    The zinc sandwich and growth more..

    1991

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Payne-Robinson, HazelM and Golden, MichaelH N and Golden, BarbaraE and Simeon, DonaldT

    COMPLETED

  5. [Journal Article]

    Managing asthma in the Caribbean more..

    2009

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Sandy, S and Simeon, D and Bailey, K and Pereira, L Pinto and Maharaj, R and Seemungal, T

    COMPLETED

  6. [Journal Article]

    Surgery in the elderly: is age a risk factor? more..

    2005

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Crandon, IW and Harding, H and Carpenter, R and Branday, JM and Simeon, DT

    COMPLETED

  7. [Journal Article]

    Trichuris trichiura infection and cognition in children: results of a randomized clinical trial more..

    1995

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, Donald T and Grantham-McGregor, Sally M and Wong, Michael S

    COMPLETED

  8. [Journal Article]

    Analgesic effects of diclofenac suppository and injection after preoperative administration. more..

    1999

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Pinto, Pereira LM and Chen, D and Clement, Y and Simeon, D

    COMPLETED

  9. [Journal Article]

    Midazolam versus diazepam as premedication for gynaecologic laparoscopy done under local anaesthesia more..

    1996

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Fletcher, H and Mitchell, S and Thomas, E and Simeon, D and Wynter, H

    COMPLETED

  10. [Journal Article]

    Erectile dysfunction in Trinidadian general practice more..

    2006

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Maharaj, Rohan G and Simeon, Donald

    COMPLETED

  11. [Journal Article]

    Intravaginal misoprostol versus dinoprostone as cervical ripening and labor-inducing agents. more..

    1994

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Fletcher, H and Mitchell, S and Frederick, Joseph and Simeon, D and Brown, D

    COMPLETED

  12. [Journal Article]

    The meaning of sexual partnerships: re-examining the Jamaican family system more..

    1994

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Le Franc, Elsie RM and Tucker, M Belinda and Wyatt, Gail E and Bain, Brendan C and Simeon, Donald T

    COMPLETED

  13. [Journal Article]

    The elderly in Trinidad: Health, social and economic status and issues of loneliness more..

    2008

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Rawlins, JM and Simeon, DT and Ramdath, DD and Chadee, DD

    COMPLETED

  14. [Journal Article]

    Effects of a hurricane on growth and morbidity in children from low-income families in Kingston, Jamaica more..

    1993

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, Donald T and Grantham-McGregor, Sally M and Walker, Susan P and Powell, Christine A

    COMPLETED

  15. [Journal Article]

    Psychiatric disorders in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. more..

    1996

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Hutchinson, Gerald A and Nehall, John E and Simeon, Donald T

    COMPLETED

  16. [Journal Article]

    Two-year mortality and its determinants following acute myocardial infarction in Trinidad and Tobago. more..

    2000

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Thomas, Clifford N and Titus, G and Williams, D and Simeon, D and Pitt-Miller, Phyllis

    COMPLETED

  17. [Journal Article]

    Induction of labour with intravaginal misoprostol versus dinoprostone in intrauterine death: a retrospective study more..

    1996

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Fletcher, Horace M and Wharfe, G and Simeon, D and Mitchell, S and Brown, D

    COMPLETED

  18. [Journal Article]

    Risk factors for urinary tract calculi in Trinidad more..

    2003

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Anatol, Trevor and Pereira, Lexley Pinto and Simeon, Donald and Sawh, Lall

    COMPLETED

  19. [Journal Article]

    Intravaginal misoprostol versus dinoprostone as cervical ripening and labor-inducing agents. more..

    1994

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Fletcher, H and Mitchell, S and Frederick, Joseph and Simeon, D and Brown, D

    COMPLETED

  20. [Journal Article]

    Motivation for and concerns about entering a medical programme. more..

    2003

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Wierenga, AR and Branday, JM and Simeon, DT and Pottinger, A and Brathwaite, B

    COMPLETED

  21. [Journal Article]

    High Rates of Paraquat-Induced Suicide in Southern Trinidad more..

    1999

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Hutchinson, Gerard and Daisley, Hubert and Simeon, Donald and Simmonds, Verrol and Shetty, Manohar and Lynn, David

    COMPLETED

  22. [Journal Article]

    Sources of stress and psychological disturbance among dental students in the West Indies more..

    2002

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Naidu, Rahul S and Adams, Jerry S and Simeon, Donald and Persad, Suzette

    COMPLETED

  23. [Journal Article]

    Use of food expenditure data to estimate household nutrient accessibility. more..

    1996

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, Donald T and Patterson, A Wynante

    COMPLETED

  24. [Journal Article]

    Microbial quality of “doubles” sold in Trinidad more..

    2005

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Mankee, Anil and Ali, Saara and Chin, Aadelle-Lisa and Indalsingh, Richard and Khan, Raveed and Mohammed, Farzanna and Rahman, Rainier and Sooknanan, Stacy and Tota-Maharaj, Rajesh and Simeon, Donald and others

    COMPLETED

  25. [Journal Article]

    Body image of adolescents in a multi-ethnic Caribbean population more..

    2003

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, DT and Rattan, RD and Panchoo, K and Kungeesingh, KV and Ali, AC and Abdool, PS

    COMPLETED

  26. [Journal Article]

    School performance, nutritional status and trichuriasis in Jamaican schoolchildren more..

    1994

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, D and Callender, J and Wong, M and Grantham-McGregor, S and Ramdath, D Dan

    COMPLETED

  27. [Journal Article]

    Social and health determinants of well being and life satisfaction in Jamaica more..

    2004

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Hutchinson, G and Simeon, DT and Bain, BC and Wyatt, GE and Tucker, MB and LeFranc, E

    COMPLETED

  28. [Journal Article]

    Female low income workers and AIDS in Jamaica. more..

    1995

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Wyatt, GE and Tucker, MB and Eldemire, D and Bain, B and Le Franc, E and Simeon, D and Chambers, C

    COMPLETED

  29. [Journal Article]

    HTLV-1 associated polymyositis in Jamaica more..

    2001

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Gilbert, DT and St C Morgan, O and Smikle, MF and Simeon, D and Barton, EN

    COMPLETED

  30. [Journal Article]

    Bacteriological quality of “doubles” sold by street vendors in Trinidad and the attitudes, knowledge and perceptions of the public about its consumption and health risk more..

    2003

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Mankee, A and Ali, S and Chin, A and Indalsingh, R and Khan, R and Mohammed, F and Rahman, R and Sooknanan, S and Tota-Maharaj, R and Simeon, D and others

    COMPLETED

  31. [Journal Article]

    Intravaginal misoprostol as a cervical ripening agent more..

    1993

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Fletcher, HM and Mitchell, S and Simeon, D and Frederick, J and Brown, D

    COMPLETED

  32. [Journal Article]

    Experiences and socialization of Jamaican men with multiple sex partners. more..

    1999

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, Donald T and LeFranc, E and Bain, B and Wyatt, Gail E

    COMPLETED

  33. [Journal Article]

    Treatment of Trichuris trichiura infections improves growth, spelling scores and school attendance in some children more..

    1995

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, Donald T and Grantham-McGregor, Sally M and Callender, Joy E and Wong, Michael S

    COMPLETED

  34. [Journal Article]

    The effect of DPT inoculation on the hormonal control of glucose homeostasis in children recovered from malnutrition. more..

    1990

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Payne-Robinson, Hazel M and Doherty, Justin F and Golden, MH and Simeon, Donald T

    COMPLETED

  35. [Journal Article]

    Breastfeeding knowledge and beliefs among adults in eastern Tobago more..

    2001

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Bovell-Benjamin, Adelia C and Benjamin, William and Ivey, Marsha and Simeon, Donald T

    COMPLETED

  36. [Journal Article]

    Geohelminth infections in school-aged children in Jamaica. more..

    1994

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Wong, Michael S and Simeon, Donald T and Powell, Christine A and Grantham-McGregor, Sally M

    COMPLETED

  37. [Journal Article]

    ‘Active ageing’: a qualitative study in six Caribbean countries more..

    2010

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Cloos, Patrick and Allen, Caroline F and Alvarado, Beatriz E and Zunzunegui, Maria Victoria and Simeon, Donald T and Eldemire-Shearer, Denise

    COMPLETED

  38. [Journal Article]

    Characteristics of Jamaicans who smoke marijuana before sex and their risk status for sexually transmitted diseases. more..

    1996

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, Donald T and Bain, Brendan C and Wyatt, Gail E and LeFranc, E and Ricketts, Heather and Chambers, CC and Tucker, M Belinda

    COMPLETED

  39. [Journal Article]

    ‘Slim is not in’among adolescents in Trinidad more..

    2001

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, Donald T and Abdool, Petal S and Ali, Aleena C and Kungeesingh, Komal V and Panchoo, Kirby and Rattan, Ryan D

    COMPLETED

  40. [Journal Article]

    Associations between climate variables and asthma visits to accident and emergency facilities in Trinidad, West Indies more..

    2001

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Ivey, Marsha A and Simeon, Donald T and Juman, Solaiman and Hassanally, Rhonda and Williams, Keturah and Monteil, Michele A

    COMPLETED

  41. [Journal Article]

    Smoking marijuana before sex: a high-risk behavior in Jamaica?. more..

    1995

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, DT and Bain, BC and Wyatt, GE and LeFranc, E and Ricketts, H and Chambers, C and Tucker, MB

    COMPLETED

  42. [Journal Article]

    Morbidity and the growth of stunted and nonstunted children, and the effect of supplementation. more..

    1992

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Walker, Susan P and Grantham-McGregor, Sally M and Powell, Christine A and Himes, John H and Simeon, Donald T

    COMPLETED

  43. [Journal Article]

    The prevalence of seat belt use in Kingston, Jamaica: a follow-up observational study five years after the introduction of legislation more..

    2006

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Crandon, Ivor W and Harding, Hyacinth E and Branday, JM and Simeon, DT and Rhoden, A and Carpenter, Rhiannon

    COMPLETED

  44. [Journal Article]

    Perceptions about mental illness among pre-clinical medical students in Trinidad & Tobago. more..

    1999

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Hutchinson, G and Neehall, John E and Simeon, Donald T and Littlewood, Roland

    COMPLETED

  45. [Journal Article]

    Microbial quality of domestic and imported brands of bottled water in Trinidad more..

    2003

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Bharath, J and Mosodeen, M and Motilal, S and Sandy, S and Sharma, S and Tessaro, T and Thomas, K and Umamaheswaran, M and Simeon, D and Adesiyun, AA

    COMPLETED

  46. [Journal Article]

    Suicide in Trinidad and Tobago: associations with measures of social distress more..

    1997

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Hutchinson, Gerard A and Simeon, Donald T

    COMPLETED

  47. [Journal Article]

    Hearing loss in steelband musicians more..

    2004

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Juman, Solaiman and Karmody, Collin S and Simeon, Donald

    COMPLETED

  48. [Journal Article]

    Iron status of schoolchildren with varying intensities of Trichuris trichiura infection more..

    1995

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Ramdath, D Dan and Simeon, DT and Wong, MS and Grantham-McGregor, SM

    COMPLETED

  49. [Journal Article]

    Risk indicators of childhood undernutrition in Kingston, Jamaica more..

    1992

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Fletcher, Patricia D and Simeon, Donald T and Grantham-McGregor, Sally M

    COMPLETED

  50. [Journal Article]

    A randomized comparison of vasopressin and tourniquet as hemostatic agents during myomectomy more..

    1996

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Fletcher, H and Mrcog, J Frederick and Mrcog, M Hardie and Simeon, D

    COMPLETED

  51. [Journal Article]

    Intravaginal misoprostol as a cervical ripening agent more..

    1993

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Fletcher, HM and Mitchell, S and Simeon, D and Frederick, J and Brown, D

    COMPLETED

  52. [Journal Article]

    Nutritional deficiencies and children's behaviour and mental development more..

    1990

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, Donald T and Grantham-McGregor, Sally M

    COMPLETED

  53. [Journal Article]

    Nutritional deficiencies and children's behaviour and mental development more..

    1990

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Simeon, Donald T and Grantham-McGregor, Sally M

    COMPLETED

  54. [Journal Article]

    Intramyometrial vasopressin as a haemostatic agent during myomectomy more..

    1994

    Donald Trevor Simeon

    Frederick, Joseph and Fletcher, H and Simeon, D and Mullings, A and Hardie, Milton

    COMPLETED

Public Service

  1. [Public or Community Service]

    Member (Steering Committee): African Caribbean Cancer Consortium (AC3) more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  2. [Public or Community Service]

    Chair: Bioethics Committee, South-West Regional Health Authority more..

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    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  3. [Public or Community Service]

    Member, Advisory Committee, Caribbean Research Ethics Education Initiative (CREEi) more..

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    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  4. [Public or Community Service]

    Chair: Research Ethics Committee, Tobago House of Assembly more..

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    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  5. [Public or Community Service]

    Chair: Research Sub-Committee of the (Cabinet-appointed) Senior Joint Planning Committee more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  6. [Public or Community Service]

    Chair, External Advisory Board of the Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (CCREOH) project more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  7. [Public or Community Service]

    Member: National Stem Cell Ethics Committee, Ministry of Health, The Bahamas more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  8. [Public or Community Service]

    Chairman: Scorpion Pan Reflections (Steelband), Trinidad & Tobago more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  9. [Public or Community Service]

    Chair: Coordinating Committee of the Caribbean Community of Practice for Health Policy and Systems Research more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  10. [Public or Community Service]

    Chair: Planning Committee for Inaugural (2020) National Health Research Conference for Trinidad & Tobago more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

Education and Training

  1. [Education and Training]

    Ph.D. (Nutrition) more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  2. [Education and Training]

    M.Sc. (Medical Statistics) more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  3. [Education and Training]

    Diploma (Nutrition) more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  4. [Education and Training]

    B.Sc. (Agriculture) more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

Memberships

In the News

  1. [News Article]

    Focus on HIV/AIDS, Flooding more..

    Contribution of > News Article

    COMPLETED

  2. [News Article]

    UWI partners with Canadian University to bolster health policy more..

    Contribution of > News Article

    COMPLETED

  3. [News Article]

    UWI hosts Symposium today on the Impact of COVID-19 on Health Systems more..

    Contribution of > News Article

    COMPLETED

  4. [News Article]

    CARPHA Vows To Fight Childhood Obesity more..

    Contribution of > News Article

    COMPLETED

  5. [Television Interview]

    Leadership and Evidence-based Policy Making more..

    Contribution of > Television Interview

    COMPLETED

Other Activities

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