Dr. Shuvra Dasgupta has worked as an Emergency Physician Consultant and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Kingston Jamaica since 2011. She is also the Director of the Pre-Hospital Medical Services Programme, which is an Educational Unit that teaches Emergency Medical Services (EMS). She has a wide range of clinical and research interests, but one of her main focuses has been to bring EMS to the forefront in her country through education, research and clinical intervention. Eventually she hopes that her initiatives will bring about policy change in a country where a centralized EMS system is non-existent. During this worldwide pandemic, she works on the frontline of one of the largest hospitals in the country and has been involved with the day to day ‘solution-oriented’ management of dealing with the CoVid-19 response in Jamaica.
Apart from her Doctor of Medicine in Emergency Medicine, she also holds an MPH from Johns Hopkins University majoring in Injury Control and Disaster Preparedness. Shuvra lives in Kingston. In her free time, she reads and loves going to the beach. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends and her black lab Lola.