The largest psychiatric genetics study ever done in Africa is increasing the diversity of data on mental illness, training a new generation of geneticists, and chipping away at the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
In a #WhyIScience Q&A, the NeuroGAP-Psychosis assistant program director reveals how a commitment to community service and mental health—and a chance encounter with a public health professor—led to a career building psychiatric research partnerships abroad
A global collaboration, NeuroGAP-Psychosis, aims to plumb the genetic diversity of psychiatric disease in Africa. Three African site leaders discuss opportunities, challenges, and why the right time for this study is now.
Broad researchers are engaged in a massive effort to expand genetic diversity in psychiatric research, and to increase low and middle-income countries' capacity for large-scale research. One of their first stops: Africa.