Dr. Wendel Dwight Abel

Head of Department in FMS - Comm Health & Psychiatry: Faculty of Medical Sciences

Professor in FMS - Comm Health & Psychiatry: Faculty of Medical Sciences

Bach. of Medicine & Surgery from UWI MonaCertificate from Johns Hopkins UniversityDiploma from UWI MonaDoctor of Medicine from UWI MonaMaster of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

  • An evaluation of Homelessness in Jamaica
  • The Role of the Family as Case Managers in the Mental Health Care Services
  • Sociodemographic Characteristics of Deportees in Community Residential Facilities
  • Prevalence of Depression and itsCo-morbidity in Jamaica
  • The effect of a redesigned teaching curriculum on medical students' performance in the final examination at the University of the West Indies
  • Analysis of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination in the UWI MBBS Examination
  • Outcome of homeless persons with mental illness, treated in two intervention programmes in Jamaica
  • Suicide in Jamaica 1996-2002
  • Co-morbidity and depression in medical clinics at the University Hospital of the West Indies
  • A study of the use of open medical wards versus specialist psychiatric units for treatment of patients with acute psychoses


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Postgraduate Advisement:

  • Sue,Joy
  • Martin,Jacqueline
  • Sewell,Clayton