Gail Ranglin Edwards, ’23
From: Kingston, Jamaica
Degrees Held: MAS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MBBS, BMedSci, BSc, University of the West Indies
Gail Ranglin Edwards holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Zoology, a Bachelor in Medical Sciences, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.
Gail is an active-duty military officer (Major) at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and currently holds the appointment of Force Medical Officer. Her primary responsibilities at the JDF include leading the Medical Services, with the responsibility for acute and emergency medical services, humanitarian and disaster response, laboratory, and aeromedical services. She received her training and certification as a Military Flight Surgeon and an Aeromedical Examiner with the US Army School of Aviation Medicine and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), respectively. She also serves as a member of her National Emergency Health Planning Committee and is the PAHO Emergency Medical Team (EMT) National Military Focal Point and EMT Coordinator.
Gail has led several public health efforts at the JDF, to include the US Department of Defence-led HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, a subsidiary project of PEPFAR. She has a passion for humanitarian, emergency disaster management, and response-ignited from her tour of duty with the JDF for the 2010 Haiti earthquake. As a DrPH student, Gail intends to engage in current and future projects led by the Ministry of Health in Jamaica and advance the capabilities and delivery of regional disaster and medical response in the Caribbean.