Dr. Ricketts was appointed National Epidemiologist in 2001

A former National Epidemiologist in Dominica, Dr. Paul Ricketts, has died.

A family member confirmed to DNO that Dr. Ricketts, who has been ailing for some time, passed away earlier this afternoon.

The holder of an MBBS from the University of the West Indies and an MSc and DLSHTM from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dr. Ricketts was employed as a medical officer in Dominica since 1986 and became the National Epidemiologist in Dominica in 2001.

In February 2016, the Government of Dominica engaged Dr. Ricketts as Special Advisor on Health and Ambassador-at-Large.

He was the husband of Consultant Opthalmologist, Dr. Hazel Shillingford-Ricketts.