Ishtar Govia

University University of the West Indies
Department Health

Research details

Ishtar Govia is a Lecturer in Epidemiology at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), UWI Mona. She is a Member at Large of the Executive Council of the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA), and co-Chair of the CANPA Publications and Communications Standing Committee, and the CANPA Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology Standing Committee. She is a member of the INDIGO network of researchers coordinated at the Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London, a network that focuses on deepening knowledge about, and reducing, mental illness related stigma and discrimination. She is also a Scholar Affiliate with the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Centre. Dr. Govia is a research psychologist, specializing in mixed methods and implementation science. Following an undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies at St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida, she went on to pursue a Masters in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School. She then worked with the Massachusetts-based Home for Little Wanderers as a Supervising Counselor in a residential treatment facility for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents before completing a Masters in Psychology at the City College of New York, and then a Ph.D. in Personality and Social Contexts Psychology at the University of Michigan.