Dr. Donald T. Simeon was appointed CHRC Director in 2002. A citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, he was educated at the University of the University of West Indies (PhD Nutrition and BSc Agriculture) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London (MSc Medical Statistics).
Dr. Simeon is a Chartered Statistician and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK as well as a registered Public Health Nutritionist (Trinidad and Tobago and UK). He currently serves as a Board Member of the Geneva-based Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), Executive Member of the Bioethics Society of the English Speaking Caribbean, on the Management Committee of the Essential National Health Research Council of Trinidad and Tobago and on the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. He is also a member of Trinidad and Tobago Association of Nutritionists and Dietitians, American Society for Nutritional Sciences and the International Biometric Society – Network for Centr al America.
He has published extensively in peer-reviewed international journals, in addition to chapters in books/encyclopedia and other reports. He has also made scores of presentations at international scientific and professional meetings.