Professor Wendel Dwight Abel, Order of Distinction, Justice of the Peace
PROFESSOR: Department of Community Health & Psychiatry, UWI, MONA
HEAD – Section of Community Health & Psychiatry, UWI, MONA.
CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST: University Hospital of the West Indies
POST GRADUATE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery
- Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry, University of the West Indies.
- Masters in Public Health, John Hopkins University.
- Certificate in Addiction Studies, John Hopkins University.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychiatry, University of the West Indies.
ACADEMIC FOCUS: Mental Health Policy, Suicide, Depression and Cannabis.
Over 80 peer reviewed publications, Technical Reports and Book chapters.
COMMUNITY WORK: He has started several community based projects targeting the mentally ill population in Jamaica.
CONSULTANCIES: Done several consultancies in mental health policy for the Ministry of Health, Jamaica; CARICOM, PAHO and European Union.
NATIONAL RECOGNITION: Order of Distinction (2007)
UNIVERSITY’S RECOGNITION: The Vice Chancellor’s Award (UWI) for Community Service (2018)
GLEANER AWARD – Health & Wellness – 2018
The Medical Foundation of Jamaica for contribution to Mental Health & Public Education (2013).
Special Award by Jamaica Psychiatric Association Award for contribution to Mental Health in Jamaica. (December 2012).
PAHO Media Award for Excellence in Health Journalism (2006)
PAHO Award for Mental Health Promotion – (2005).
Special award from the Jamaica Association of Guidance Counselors (2000)