Liris Benjamin

Dr Liris Benjamin obtained her Doctorate in Physiology from the University of West Indies. Her PhD thesis in Neurophysiology is entitled ‘Gender and Gonadal Variations Influence Learning Behavior: Interactions of the Mesolimbic Dopaminergic System’. She also holds a Master in Public Health from the University of West Indies and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Guyana. Prior to Ross University School of Medicine, she held several positions including Neurophysiology lecturer at the University of West Indies, Dean of Instruction Dominica State College and Medical Officer. She has attended and did presentations at several international health conferences. She is a member of the Association for Medical Education in Europe and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She also served as a member of the Dominica Cadet Corp Executive Committee. Courses Clinical Medicine, Neuroscience, Problem Based Medicine and Simulation. Selected Publications Benjamin LC, Young LC, Young R. Dopaminergic Lesioning of the Nucleus Accumbens Potentiates Learned Helplessness. Alzheimer’s Disease Review 1999;4:29-31. Benjamin LC, Young LE, Young RE, Stewart J, Rajabi H, Rodaros D. Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy On Mesolimbic Extracellular Dopamine Following Stress: An In Vivo Microdialysis Study. West Indian Medical Journal April 2000; 49 (Suppl.2): 1-85. Kohn R, Benjamin L, Benjamin G. Dominica, in (D’Avanzo CE, Geissler EM eds.) Pocket Guide to Cultural Health Assessment, 3rd Ed. St. Louis: Mosby pp.240-243; 2003.