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Dr. Joanne Smith


Dr. Joanne Smith

Dr. Joanne Smith, PhD, MSc and BSc

Dr. Smith is a Clinical Nutritionist who obtained the Doctor of Philosophy from the University of the West Indies, Mona (2014). She has over 15 years experience in nutrition assessment and provides nutrition counselling to patients, creating a patient-friendly environment to ensure maximum results. She also lectures at the University of the West Indies, Mona in both undergraduate and graduate programmes. Her extensive research experience has resulted in peer-reviewed publications and invitations to present at conferences globally. 

A born Trinidadian, Dr. Smith moved to Jamaica after obtaining an EU/CARICOM scholarship to pursue her Master of Science in Nutrition. She completed the MSc. in Nutrition at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (formerly TMRI) and then remained in Jamaica to complete the doctorate programme. During her tenure she received extensive training in in-vivo methods to measure energy intake, energy expenditure and body composition. This training and experience created opportunities to interact with patients and study participants and provide advice which motivated change.

Her passion is to develop holistic interventions reducing risk of overweight and obesity in adults and children. Dr. Smith is committed to providing specialized nutrition care to her patients and encourages each person to push to achieve their goals especially where their nutrition health is concerned.

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