Professor Errol Morrison, OD
Sept. 21, 1945-
Endocrinologist and Biochemist who has changed the face of diabetes in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the world. Professor Morrison’s work is centered around the investigation of medicinal plants used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. He has spearheaded major research and developmental activities related to diabetes care and management and has attracted major funding in this area.
Professor Morrison co-founded the Diabetes Association of Jamaica (DAJ), a private, voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental organization which has as its mandate the responsibility of developing and implementing a nationwide plan for the treatment and education of people with diabetes and for providing education on diabetes prevention and care to the public.It is the only organization of its kind in the Caribbean which offers one-stop care for people with diabetes with laser therapy, kidney dialysis, foot care and pharmaceutical services, all under one roof. He also spearheaded the formation of the Diabetes Association of the Caribbean, which now has 26 member countries from the Spanish, Dutch, and French-speaking territories.