Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Alicia McDonald, PhD, MPH

Alicia McDonald, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Epidemiology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Human Herpesvirus 8
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen
  • Serum
  • Biomarkers
  • HIV
  • Genotype
  • MicroRNAs
  • South Africa
  • Population
  • Biopsy

Recent Publications


McDonald, A, Vira, M, Walter, V, Shen, J, Raman, J, Sanda, MG, Patil, D & Taioli, E 2019, 'Circulating microRNAs in plasma among men with low-grade and high-grade prostate cancer at prostate biopsy', Prostate, vol. 79, no. 9, pp. 961-968.


McDonald, A, Vira, M, Shen, J, Sanda, M, Raman, J, Liao, JJ, Patil, D & Taioli, E 2018, 'Circulating microRNAs in plasma as potential biomarkers for the early detection of prostate cancer', Prostate, vol. 78, no. 6, pp. 411-418.


McDonald, A, Bunker, CH, Raman, J, Richie, J & Patrick, AL 2017, 'Serum carotenoid and retinol levels in African-Caribbean Tobagonian men with high prostate cancer risk in comparison with African-American men', British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 117, no. 8, pp. 1128-1136.


McDonald, A, Jenkins, FJ, Bunker, CH, Wilson, JW, Patrick, AL & Weissfeld, JL 2015, 'Human herpesvirus 8 seroconversion in a population-based cohort of men in Tobago' Journal of Medical Virology, vol. 87, no. 4, pp. 642-647.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)