Dr. Sandra Theresa Jackson-Betty

Lecturer in FMS - Microbiology: Faculty of Medical Sciences

Bach. of Medicine & Surgery from UWI MonaDip in Business Administration from Institute of Mgt & ProductionDoctor of Medicine from UWI Mona

Research Interests

  • Viral respiratory tract infection
  • Viral central nervous system infection
  • Enteroviral infection
  • An analysis of Severe Dengue Infections at UHWI.
  • Molecular epidemiology of enteroviral nervous system intections in Jamaica
  • Evaluation and integration of molecular based assays in the diagnosis and monitoring of Acute and chronic hepatitis B and C infections at the UHWI.
  • Molecular Analysis of CSF and Serum in neuro HIV/AIDS patients at the UHWI, Jamaica.
  • Evaluation of teh use of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests at the UHWI
  • The epidemiology of respiratory infections
  • The serological prevalence of influenza types and subtypes in jamaica
  • Antiviral Resistance of Influenza A viruses in Jamaica
  • The role of viremia in the pathogenesis of influenza infections
  • Influenza Pandemic Surveillance and Research Opportunities in the Caribbbean
  • Evaluation of the Knowledge, Practices and Concerns of Physicians to influenza pandemic preparedness in Jamaica
  • The molecular analysis of endemic and emerging influenzza viruses in Jamaica
  • Ocuupational exposure to blood and bloddy fluids among health care workers and students at the UHWI
  • Malaria and Leptospirosis as possible causes of fever during and epidemic of dengue in Jamaica
  • PAHO/MInistry of Health/ UHWI Influenza Surveillance and Research


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