Dr. Forde is a full professor and Track Director for Environmental and Occupational Health in the Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine (DPHPM) which is housed within the School of Medicine at St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies. He also is a Research Fellow at the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF).
Dr. Forde is the current Director of a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Environmental and Occupational Health which is hosted by the DPHPM. This WHO Collaborating Center’s prime mission is to assist both local and regional Caribbean countries address environmental and occupational issues for which they might need assistance.
Dr. Forde’s main teaching and research activities are centered on environmental health, environmental health management, occupational health, ergonomics and industrial hygiene, and global population health research. Some of his current research interests in environmental health include environmental toxicology, in particular, contamination of surface water sources and their potential health effects on humans, and water conservation techniques such as rainwater harvesting.
Dr. Forde currently serves as the Water Expert representative for the Caribbean Academies of Science (CAS). Since 2013, he has represented the region on water issues and co-authored several chapters for regional publications put out by the Inter American National Academies of Science (IANAS).
Within recent times, Dr. Forde has received grant funding from the World Bank, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, and the Canadian International Development Research Centre to research a range of environmental and occupational health issues. He has authored and co-authored over 30 refereed publications and more than 50 technical and governmental reports.