Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Kafui Dzirasa is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. His research interests focus on using neural technology to understand how changes in the brain produce neurological and mental illness. Dzirasa was the first African American to complete a PhD in neurobiology at Duke University, where he also obtained an MD. He was awarded the International Mental Health Research Organization Rising Star Award and, in 2016, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. In 2011, his laboratory was featured on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Dzirasa has served on the board of directors of the Student National Medical Association.