Researcher biography

Alize Ferrari, PhD, is a research associate for the Psychiatric Epidemiology and Burden of Disease Research (PEABOD) Group based at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, Queensland, Australia. She holds affiliate positions with the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Her role within PEABOD is to oversee the work undertaken by the group investigating the global epidemiology of mental and substance use disorders and providing technical expertise to national and international mental health epidemiological surveys and burden of disease studies. Her role as an IHME affiliate involves working on the Global Burden of Disease Study, where she is responsible for the epidemiological modelling of major depressive disorder, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and cannabis dependence.

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