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Mehret Efrem


Research Assistant

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Mehret is a Research Assistant within the Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (NEUROSEC) Team at Oxford University.

Working with the Stanley Centre for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Mehret supports Oxford’s Global Initiative in Neuropsychiatric GenEthics (NeuroGenE). In particular, she is responsible for developing training programs in Neuropsychiatric GenEthics.

Mehret has a broad interest in mental health research which includes cultural differences in help-seeking behaviour and cultural appropriateness of existing treatments for minority groups in the UK. Additionally, Mehret is interested in the role religion and religious institutions can play in reducing the treatment gap for mental disorders in low-income settings.

She has a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Psychology from the University of Birmingham and Master’s degree (MSc) in Global Mental Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.