Merlene Fredericks-James, MBBS, MPH, DrPH (she/her/hers)
Merlene Fredericks-James, M.B.B.S, M.P.H. Dr.PH, is an associate professor in the Department of Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health. With over twenty-four years as a public health specialist and clinician, Dr. Fredericks-James spent ten years leading the island of Saint Lucia’s public health response as Chief Medical Officer as a public health practitioner from 2010 to 2019. Currently, Dr. Fredericks teaches and advises Master of Public Health Applied Practice Experience and Capstone students. She is also the faculty coordinator of the new Online Master of Public Health in Global Health. Dr. Fredericks-James graduated from the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica.