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Dr Hospedales is a senior public health specialist with strong expertise in the prevention and management of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). He graduated with honours in medicine from the University of the West Indies, and has a master’s degree in community medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

He is currently executive director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency. Previously he was director of the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre and a member of the Caribbean Commission on Health and Development. He was an epidemic intelligence service officer with the US Centers for Disease Control, an epidemiologist at CAREC, and worked for several years in public health for the UK National Health Service.

He is a fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health, and an accredited partnership broker with the Partnering Institute of the UK. He has published more than 60 papers and reports.

Dr. Hospedales is based in Port of Spain.