Young Leaders Program working group: Obesity
Primary title/position: PhD Student
Institution: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus / George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre
Country of origin: Trinidad and Tobago
Country of residence: Barbados
Areas of expertise: Public Health and Nutritional Epidemiology
Languages spoken: English
LinkedIn: Stephanie Whiteman
Stephanie Whiteman, native of Trinidad and Tobago, is a 24-year old upcoming public health researcher. In 2016 she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from the Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, then in 2018 she obtained a Master of Public Health from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. Currently she is pursuing a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology at the University of the West Indies. Her main research interest surrounds the topic that explores the relationship between the food environment and health. As a research associate at the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, Stephanie has been engaged in a number of research projects that embody aspects of this. In addition to her work at the research Centre, she also plays a prominent role in the Tale-TTC as a fellow for the Data Sharing Work Group.
Apart from her researcher roles, Stephanie is also a public health advocate. She takes pride in being a Youth Advocate for the Healthy Caribbean Coalition as well as being a NCD Child Young Leader. In addition, she is a Health Technical Advisor for the Reconciliation and Development Association that is based in Cameroon.
In addition to her work within the health field, Stephanie is a FIH Level 1 Field Hockey Coach. She played NCAA Division 1 field hockey in the United States while she was pursuing her first degree and she has been part of her home country’s senior women’s national team since 2011.
Learn more about Stephanie’s Young Leaders Program projects:
Centre for Global Child HealthThe Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)525 University AvenueSuite 702Toronto, Ontario, CanadaM5G 2L3