About the Authors

Ian R. Hambleton

ian.hambleton@cavehill.uwi.edu

Affiliation Chronic Disease Research Centre, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies

Christina Howitt

Affiliation Chronic Disease Research Centre, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies

Selvi Jeyaseelan

Affiliation Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, West Indies

Madhuvanti M. Murphy

Affiliation Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, West Indies

Anselm J Hennis

Affiliation Chronic Disease Research Centre, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies

Rainford Wilks

Affiliation Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

E. Nigel Harris

Affiliation The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

Marlene MacLeish

Affiliation The Sullivan Alliance, 1729 King Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Louis Sullivan

Affiliation The Sullivan Alliance, 1729 King Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

U.S. Caribbean Alliance for Health Disparities Research Group (USCAHDR)

Members of the U.S. Caribbean Alliance for Health Disparities Research Group can be found in the Acknowledgments.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IRH SJ AH. Analyzed the data: IRH. Wrote the paper: IRH SJ CH MMM. Read and approved the final manuscript: IRH SJ CH MMM AH RW ENH MM LS. Obtained funding: AH RW ENH MM LS.