Ishtar Govia

PhD, Senior Lecturer, Caribbean Institute for Health Research
Ishtar Govia

Dr Ishtar Govia is the Jamaica lead for the multi-country dementia care improvement study called Strengthening Responses to Dementia (STRiDE), which is focused on understanding and informing national and individual practice and policy for people living with dementia and their carers. She is the Jamaica Lead for a flagship project with the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative Healthcare System Preparedness Focus Area focused on timely detection of Alzheimer’s disease using digital cognitive assessment and blood biomarkers. Certified in Advanced Clinical Practice in Dementia Care, Dr. Govia assists persons living with dementia and their care network with care management and coordination. She consults with leaders and innovations-oriented teams to offer support in: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Organisational and Leadership Development; Workplace Wellness; Medical Education; and Research Design and Implementation

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