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SIDS Launch Event 16:00 – 17:30 EST

Dec 7, 2022 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tannecia Stephenson
Professor, Head of the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology @UWI, Mona Campus
Professor Tannecia Stephenson is an Environmental Physicist and Head of the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology at the UWI, Mona Campus. Since 2005, she has been a Researcher and a key member of the Climate Studies Group at the Mona Campus. She is recognised internationally as a climate studies expert and currently serves as a contributor and lead author for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. Professor Stephenson holds a BSc (first-class honours) as well as a PhD in Physics, both from the Mona Campus. Her research areas of specialisation are environmental physics, climate variability, climate change and climate extremes. Professor Stephenson’s contribution as a young scientist and now Co-Director in the Climate Studies Group at the Mona Campus brought a significant understanding of climate change and its impact in the Caribbean region.
Michelle Mycoo
Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management @UWI, Mona Campus
Professor Michelle Mycoo is the Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning (McGill University 1996), a M.Sc. in Urban Planning (University of Hong Kong 1988) and a B.A. in Geography and Social Sciences (The University of the West Indies, Mona, 1985). Professor Mycoo is the recipient of three international scholarships: A Commonwealth Scholarship, Canadian International Development Agency Fellowship and a US Fulbright Fellowship. She received The University of the West Indies/ Guardian Group Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014 and the same year was awarded The University of the West Indies/ National Gas Company Research Award for the Most Outstanding Researcher in the Faculty of Engineering. In 2008, Michelle was also recognized by The University of the West Indies as one of 60 lecturers under the age of 60 for excellence in teaching, service and research.
Roannie Ng Shiu
Dr Roannie Ng Shiu is a human geographer whose work focuses on Pacific health, education and sport in Australasia and the Pacific region. Her PhD focused on Pacific health workforce development by examining the health and education inequalities and inequities for Pacific communities in New Zealand. As Convenor of Pacific Studies, she provides academic leadership of Pacific Studies at the ANU and the ANU Pasifika Australia equity and outreach program. As a Research Fellow for SSGM Roannie has been involved in a range of research projects including sports diplomacy and development; leadership in the Pacific; elections and politics in Samoa; and cross-cultural research for Pacific labour mobility.
Pablo Méndez Lázaro
Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Health @University of Puerto Rico, Graduate School of Public Health; Puerto Rico Climate and Health Research Group
Dr. Pablo Méndez Lázaro is currently the leader of the Puerto Rico Climate and Health Research Group (PR-CLIMAH) and an Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Health of the University of Puerto Rico (Medical Sciences Campus), Graduate School of Public Health. He studied in Puerto Rico, Spain and USA (Geography, Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences-Water Resources and Climate Change, Extreme Events and Remote Sensing). He has been involved in research analysing climate and weather extreme events impacts on public health and resilience. Dr. Méndez is an active Member of the Puerto Rico Climate Change Council, San Juan Urban Long Term Research Area (ULTRA) and a City Co-Lead in Urban Resilience to Extreme weather events-Sustainability Research Network (UREx-SRN). He is also a Co-author of the US Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) for the Caribbean Region (Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands).
Marvin Reid
Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences @UWI, Mona Campus; Caribbean College of Family Physicians
Professor Marvin Reid, MB BS PHD (Community Medicine) is the President of the Caribbean College of Family Physicians and former President of the North American Region of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). He is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences with responsibility for graduate research at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. He completed medical and doctoral studies at the University of the West Indies Mona and post-doctoral training in Paediatric Nutrition at the Baylor College of Medicine under the mentorship of Prof Farook Jahoor and Prof William Heird. His research interests span the gamut of community medicine, clinical trials and human metabolism. Specifically, as a metabolist and clinical nutritionist, Prof. Reid conducts research into the use of non-radioactive molecules to investigate how the body responds to illness.
Marina Romanello
Executive Director @Lancet Countdown
Dr Marina Romanello is the Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown, and climate change and health researcher at UCL. She trained as a clinical biochemist in the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her research background spans from toxicology through to environmental health and climate change, and she has previously carried out her research in the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, the University of Cambridge, and the Francis Crick Institute. Working as a consultant for the NHS, she led a team of researchers in developing its Net Zero commitments, and is a member of the working group on health co-benefits in climate change mitigation policies of Italy's Superior Health Council.