Denise Eldemire-Shearer

Prof Denise Eldemire-Shearer BA, MB, BS, PhD is a medical doctor and a Professor of Public Health and Ageing, and the Director of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI) where she has wroked for more than twenty (25) years.

She had been the Campus Coordinator for Graduate Studies and Research, the chairman of the Caribbean Community for retired Persons (CCRP), Chairman of the Board of Supervision, and Director of the Mona Ageing and Wellness centre, adviser to the World Health Organization, (WHO) on ageing issues.

She has also worked on a scientific research, examining the responses needed in the Jamaica’s primary health care system that deals specifically with Jamaica’s ageing population.She was instrumental in the development of the National Policy on ageing which has been in effect since 1998.

A prolific writer  with the focus on the aging, she is the author and contributor to many  works, including; Epidemiology of Ageing in Jamaica; Intergenerational Transfers  and Economic Contributions;  The Response Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Chronic Disease and Ageing in the Caribbean; Gender Culture, Retirement and Older Men and many more.

She is well traveled, admired for her intellect throughout the commonwealth and other countries, a philanthropist who has been honored with numerous awards, citations and accolades.