Carlista Tavernier-Durand, MD, is the director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL). Most recently, she served as an assistant professor for ATL. She began her academic career in Dominica and then moved to the United States where she completed her undergraduate years at Iowa State University, graduating with a BSc in Psychology. She then undertook postgraduate studies at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, graduating with distinction in 2010.
She began her career at RUSM serving as a junior faculty member in the Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine (AICM) Program at Princess Margaret Hospital in Dominica for four years until it was restructured to Internal Medicine Foundation (IMF) in 2014. She then relocated to Jamaica where she completed an internship with the University of the West Indies. Dr. Tavernier-Durand rejoined Ross University in February 2018 in the Academy for Teaching and Learning as a visiting faculty member at the St. Kitts Satellite Campus and transitioned to the Barbados campus with a permanent faculty position in that department.
While following her passion of supporting student success during her time with RUSM, Dr. Tavernier-Durand is also committed to serving the RUSM community as a member of the Grievance Committee and Faculty Senate.