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HENROY SCARLETT ELECTED TO CHAIR, INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH REGION OF THE AMERICAS

Lecturer in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona, Dr. Henroy Scarlett, has been elected as the Chair, International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) Region of the Americas, which includes the USA, Canada, Jamaica, and Haiti. He has also been appointed as a Director on the Board of the IFEH. 

The IFEH works to disseminate knowledge concerning environmental health and promote co-operation between countries where environmental health issues are transboundary. It promotes the interchange of people working in this sector and the exchange of Member's publications of a scientific and technical nature. Amongst other things, the Federation seeks to provide means of exchanging information and experience on environmental health, to hold Congresses and meetings to discuss subjects relevant to environmental health science and administration, to represent the interests of environmental health to state agencies, national governments and international organisations and to promote field studies of environmental health control.

Dr. Henroy Scarlett is an environmental/public health specialist with over 30 years’ experience in practising, teaching, researching and consulting in the field of environmental health and public health. For the past eleven years he has been a lecturer and course leader of the environment health portfolio in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry and teaches environment health including a module on disaster management to undergraduate medical students. 

He has conducted research on several areas of environmental health and occupational health and has successfully supervised over 40 graduate level (MPH and MSc) student research theses. His Doctoral thesis was on “Exposure to airborne asbestos in Jamaican hospitals”. Dr. Scarlett has published widely in peer-reviewed international journals and has made numerous presentations at local and international conferences.

He is currently the Acting Coordinator of the BSc, MSc and PhD programmes in occupational and environmental safety and health (OESH) in the Department of Chemistry. He teaches environmental health, occupational health, and disaster management to graduate students pursuing the Master of Public Health (MPH), as well as research methods to graduate students in the Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health and Food and Agro-Processing Technology programmes in the Department of Chemistry. 

He has also served as an Adjunct Professor/Lecturer, University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and Kent State University in the USA.

Dr. Scarlett has served as consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and McCam Child Care and Development Centre, Kingston, Jamaica. He was recognized by the UWI in 2008 for “Teaching Excellence”. Dr. Scarlett has also received recognition and numerous academic and professional awards for his contributions to environmental health education and practice, including awards from the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) of the USA. 

 He is the president of the Jamaica Occupational Health and Safety Professionals’ Association (JOHSPA); the Chair, International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) Region of the Americas; Director on the Board of the IFEH and the treasurer and past president of the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI).

 

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