Fitzroy Henry

Professor  Fitzroy Henry joined the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) in 2013 after serving for 18 years as the Director of The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) – a specialized Center of PAHO/World Health Organization – which served 18 Caribbean Countries.

He obtained his Doctorate from the University of London. His professional experience as Associate Professor/Scientist includes 5 years at Harvard University; 2 years in Nigeria; 7 years in Bangladesh; 2 years at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and 5 years in St. Lucia, West Indies.

He has published more than 120 scientific articles as First Author on Food and Nutrition in Illness, Wellness and Sports; Food Economics; Chronic Disease; Obesity and Public Health. For 14 years he was the Editor-In-Chief for CFNI’s Journal CAJANUS and its newsletter NYAM NEWS.

Professor Henry is UTech’s representative on Jamaica’s Tertiary Education Commission. He is also the Chairman of the Cabinet-appointed National Food Industry Task Force in Jamaica.

In 2016 he won the President’s Award at Utech, Jamaica for excellence in research. He was also celebrated in 2016 by the Caribbean Health Research Council for his outstanding and sustained contributions to Public Health and Nutrition. In April 2017 was celebrated by the Caribbean Association of Home Economists for his long and stellar contributions to Caribbean Health and Development.

In 2014 he developed a unique Post-Graduate program in Public Health Nutrition to train a cadre of leaders to address the problems of Obesity and NCDs in this hemisphere. This training program has attracted several scholarships for deserving students from across the region.