Christine A. Walters, PhD currently lectures in Epidemiology and (Bio-) Statistics at the University of the West Indies (UWI, Mona Campus) in various programs at the undergraduate through to graduate levels, including the Master of Science (MSc) program in Forensic Sciences. She also serves as a Health Research Scientist in the Health Research and Resource Unit, Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS), UWI, with duties including reviewing research proposals for the university-wide Ethics Committee as well as providing research assistance (from study design to data analysis) to both medical students and faculty. In addition to the applications of statistics in Forensic Science, personal research interests include social determinants of health and multi-level modelling.
Dr Walters is an active member of the Jamaica Statistical Society (launched November 2013) and currently chairs the Planning Committee for the FMS Annual Research Conference and Workshops. She convened the Organizing Committee for the Forensic Science Special Issue Journal comprising fellow lecturers in the MSc Forensic Science program with the aim of highlighting selected student research since the first cohort was received in the 2010/11 academic year. In recent years, she also served on the Board of Directors of the e-Learning Jamaica Company Limited (March 2012 – March 2016).
Dr Walters has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with first class honors, a Master of Science in Biostatistics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology. She studied locally at UWI as well as in the United States at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies and joining the UWI faculty, she worked as an Actuarial Assistant and then as a Biostatistician in the Jamaica Ministry of Health’s Health Promotion and Protection Division.