Genes, Equity, and the Biggest Neuropsychiatric Genetics Study in Africa
Over the next few weeks, GMH@Harvard will be featuring a five-part series on the largest mental health genetics study in Africa and the project’s corresponding training initiatives. The study and training efforts are a collaboration between scientists in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Boston at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute. The series explores issues of equity, ethics, building the next generation of psychiatric geneticists, and what it takes to recruit more than 35,000 people.
Addressing Stigma, Advancing Diversity, and Overcoming Inequity
NeuroGAP-Psychosis scientists explain the taboo around mental illness in Kenya and Uganda and why genetic diversity is so important to the study of mental health disorders. Click here to watch video