Our Team

Principal investigators

Prof. Camille Ragin

Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), America

Prof. Marshall Tulloch-Reid

Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), Jamaica

Dr. Kimlin Tam Ashing

City of Hope Cancer Center (COH), America

Team members

Prof. Rainford Wilks

Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Novie Younger-Coleman

Statistician & Biostatistics Lecturer

Prof. Ian Hambleton

Professor of Biostatistics

Dr. Ishtar Govia

Senior Lecturer & Psychologist

Dr. Kwesi Marshall

Senior Lecturer & Nutritionist

Prof. Trevor Ferguson

Director, Epidemiology Research Unit

Other team members

Ms. Joette McKenzie
Study coordinator
Mrs. Deadrian Ambersley-Woollery
Medical Technologist
Ms. Georgia Williamson
Research Assistant
Mr. Janeil Williams
Research Assistant
Lorraine Wilson
Research Nurse
Ms. Michelle Garwood
Research Nurse
Ms. Raeann Simmonds
Research Assistant

About Us

At The Life Project, we study the causes of cancer, cardiovascular illnesses and diabetes to better understand, diagnose, treat and prevent these diseases in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.


For Participants

Interested in participating in the life study? Your participation will help us to maximise the chances of learning lifesaving information about cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.



Access a wide range of informational sources to meet the social, financial and health needs of participants, patients and caregivers.


The Science

We are studying the causes of cancer and cardiovascular illnesses & diabetes to better understand, how to prevent, diagnose & treat black patients in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean.