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Dr. Shakel Henson

Dean of Student Affairs Associate Professor American University of St. Vincent, School of Medicine

Dr. Shakel Henson is a Public Health physician and ethicist who has more than ten years of experience in academia. Dr. Henson completed the Doctor of Medicine programme at St. George’s University, Grenada. At that institution, she also achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sciences and a Master of Public Health degree.

Thereafter, Dr. Henson pursued further studies and obtained a Master of Science degree in International Management, specializing in Managing Health Systems from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom (UK).

Additionally, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Global Health and Infectious Diseases from the University of Edinburgh in the UK. Her interest in research ethics prompted her to pursue and complete a Master of Science degree in Bioethics from Clarkson University in the United States.

Dr. Henson is a Commonwealth Scholar (2015). She is also a Fellow of the Caribbean Research Ethics Education Initiative, Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (UK) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (UK).

Presently, Dr. Henson lectures Histology, Embryology and Introduction to Clinical Medicine in the MD programme at AUS as well as Introduction to Global Health in the Pre-Medical programme. She is also a researcher with interest in communicable and non-communicable diseases.