hazeld@gov.ms • Brades, Montserrat• 1 664 491 2880 / 1 664 496 5326



To become an integral part of the network of Caribbean Public Health Professionals who improve the health landscape of the region through excellence in public health practice.



Diploma – Medical Laboratory Technology          Graduated – 1990

College of Arts, Science & Technology, Kingston, Jamaica

  • Honours

Bachelor of Health Science                                         Graduated – 1997

University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica

  • First Class Honours

Master of Science – Epidemiology                           Graduated – 2001

University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Work Experience & Achievements

Medical Laboratory Technologist: 1990 – 1999; 2001 – 2006;

Glendon Hospital Laboratory, | Ministry of Health & Community Services, Montserrat

  • Reduced the turn-around times for Biochemistry and Haematology Assays by 40% in the last 5 years;
  • Maintained >95% accuracy in External Quality Assurance Testing

National Epidemiologist: 2006 – Present

Ministry of Health, | Ministry of Health & Social Services, Montserrat

  • Lead the Team in successfully managing several communicable disease outbreaks;
  • Lead the Communicable Disease Surveillance Team that won the PAHO Award for Excellence in Communicable Disease Surveillance in 2009; and 2nd place in the two subsequent biennia;
  • Lead the National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Team in successfully planning for and eventually containing the spread of the H1N1 pandemic influenza strain in 2008 – 2009;
  • Focal point for the development of the Ministry of Health’s Strategic Plan since 2008.



  • Communicable Disease Surveillance:
    • Desirable attributes of a communicable disease surveillance system
    • Monitoring and evaluation of a communicable disease surveillance system
    • Mentoring of staff at reporting sites of the surveillance system
  • HIV Response:
    • Surveillance of HIV and AIDS
    • Case-Based Surveillance for HIV using guidelines developed by CAREC
    • Developing & implementing Monitoring & Evaluation frameworks for HIV programmes
    • Multi-sectoral response to prevention, care and treatment of HIV.
  • Management Development for Middle Managers
    • Human Resource management
    • Financial Resource Management
    • Supplies Management
    • Administrative Law
  • Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance
    • PAHO Step-wise Approach to NCD surveillance
  • Contingency planning for emerging or re-emerging public health threats
    • Planning for public health emergencies
    • Risk communication in public health emergencies, using the WHO approved approach
  • Policy Formulation & Implementation
  • Design & Implementation of a National Electronic Health Information System
  • Design & Implementation of Health Programmes utilizing the DFID Model


Research Experience

A Survey of Knowledge, Attitude & Practices of Nursing Staff to Hepatitis B, at the Glendon Hospital, 1997. Lead Investigator

An Evaluation of the Communicable Disease Surveillance System on Montserrat, 2001. Masters Thesis

A Survey of the HIV/STI-related Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices & Behaviour of the 2006 Graduating Class of the Montserrat Secondary School. Co-Investigator

A Survey of the HIV/STI-related Knowledge, Attitude, Practices & Behaviour of the 2007 Graduating Class of the Montserrat Secondary School.   Co-Investigator

The Experience of Mothers on the Obstetric Ward of the Glendon Hospital, 2011 & 2012 – A Quality of Care Survey. Lead Investigator


Teaching Experience

  • Part-time lecturer in Nursing Programme, Montserrat Community College, 2007-2010
    • Introduction to Epidemiology
    • Introduction to Microbiology


Other Public Health Involvement

  • Seconded to the Hospital & Healthcare Improvement Project as Lead of the NCD Team, 2012 – 2014;
    • Lead the Team that facilitated Health Camps for children at risk of obesity, 2013 and 2014;
    • Coordinator of the One Love, One Heart Campaign, 2014
  • Coordinator of the education component of the Ministry of Health’s Fitness Challenges:
    • Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, 2009 – Awarded 1st place in the CFNI Regional Health Promotion Competition;
    • Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, 2010
    • Healthy Hearts – Fitness Challenge, 2013
  • Member of the Ministry of Health’s Focal Point Team for compliance with the revised International Health Regulations;