Dr. Bizu Gelaye, Associate Director

Dr. Bizu Gelaye, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor of psychiatric epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gelaye’s research include a focus on understanding neuropsychiatric disorders in epidemiologic studies among pregnant and post-partum women; integrating biological and molecular markers into clinical and population-based studies to identify factors contributing to resilience and risk of neuropsychiatric disorders; applying advanced epidemiologic and statistical methods in studies designed to assess the psychometric properties of screening and diagnostic instruments, and understanding the epidemiology of chronic non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries. In addition to research, Dr. Gelaye has extensive experience in research administration, training, and capacity building through his work as program director of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT/MIRT) Program (formerly the University of Washington MHIRT/MIRT Program) over the past 14 years. The Harvard MHIRT /MIRT Program, an award winning national program, funded by the NIMHD provides intensive research training opportunities (in international settings) to graduate and undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in research careers. He is also the associate director of the Global Initiative for Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research (GINGER) program fellowship. The GINGER Program is a research training program run by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.