Mentoring a new generation of diverse epidemiologists
Bizu is an esteemed researcher, mentor and internationally recognized scientist in the epidemiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. His research makes innovative use of epidemiologic data and biomarkers to understand resilience and risk factors for mental health. His work, in collaboration with multidisciplinary researchers across the globe, focuses in particular on how trauma affects health across the life course and intergenerationally. Bizu is a highly-regarded mentor preparing outstanding, diverse public health scientists and leaders. He has mentored more than one hundred undergraduate and graduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in research careers as director of the Multidisciplinary Health International Research Training program at Harvard (formerly at UW). He is also associate director of a capacity building program that partners with institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda to train a new generation of neuropsychiatric genetics researchers.
Affiliations: Assistant Professor, The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Teaching Faculty, Center for Bioethics, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Director, Global Initiative for Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research