Researcher biography

Dr Alize Ferrari is a research fellow within the Policy and Epidemiology team at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. She is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences, at the University of Washington, and holds a National Health and Medical Research Council early career fellowship at School of Public Health, University of Queensland in the field of Indigenous psychiatric epidemiology and burden of disease. Alize is the mental disorders Team Lead within the Global Burden of Disease Study, led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. She oversees the team that is responsible for all mental disorder outputs in the yearly iterations of the study. She is also the Lead Researcher on the Queensland Urban Indigenous Mental Health Survey (QUIMHS). QUIMHS aims to quantify the number of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in South East Queensland with a mental disorder, the mental health services they use, and the barriers to accessing care.

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