A nurse, originally from Pointe Michel, has received a PhD in Public Health.
Wilhelmine Catherine Adrien received the PhD from the University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas on May 6th, 2016.
Her studies included Health Promotion and Behavioural Sciences, Management, and Global Health.
Dr. Adrien graduated from the then Princess Margaret School of Nursing with certificates in Registered Nursing and Midwifery in 1991 and 1993 respectively.
She migrated from Dominica in 1996 and subsequently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a minor in Psychology, in May 1999, followed by her Master of Science in Nursing Education from Texas Tech University in 2002.
Her dissertation for her doctoral degree was titled “The Prevalence of Risk Behaviors among 4th And 5th Form High School Students in the Commonwealth of Dominica – 2014.”
Dr. Adrien currently works as a Registered Nurse Case Manager with Kindred Healthcare and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and Delta Omega National Honor Society in Public Health among other organizations.
Dr. Adrien is the daughter of Hortensia Adrien and sibling of Susan Nesty, Paula Louis, Honorable Justice Wynante Adrien Roberts, Wendy Adrien Prevost and Winston Adrien.