Director of NCDs and Injuries Prevention
MoH, Government of Jamaica
Dr Tamu Davidson is the Director Non-communicable Diseases and Injuries Prevention and National Non-communicable Disease and Tobacco Control Focal Point for the Ministry of Health Jamaica. She also is a part-time lecturer in epidemiology and non-communicable diseases prevention and control at the University of Technology, School of Public Health and Health Technology. Dr Davidson graduated from the Ukrainian State Medical University (formerly Kiev State Medical Institute) in Kiev, Ukraine with a degree in Medicine. She later gained a Master of Public Health degree from the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University in the United States in 2003. She has worked over the past 23 years in both urban and rural Jamaica, at almost every level of the Health system. She was the first Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator in Jamaica and established the HIV/AIDS Unit in the Western Health Region. Dr Davidson has also served on PAHO/WHO Regional Technical Working groups in the area of Non-communicable Diseases and the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life and Jamaica Gleaner P.A.L.S Boards.