His current research focus is the formulation and implementation of the field trials for the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD11) in Cape Town, South Africa, for which he serves as South African Site Coordinator. He is also intimately involved with the psycho-social arm of the Drakenstein child health study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as with a UCT/Columbia University collaboration looking into the genomics of Schizophrenia in the local Xhosa population (the “SAX Study”). Dr. Lusu hopes to use this Global Mental Health Scholar opportunity as a platform on which to begin establishing meaningful collaboration relationships with scholars from other countries.
Dr. Bulumko Lusu is a South African medical doctor and also holds a postgraduate diploma in mental health. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa in 2008, and since has spent most of his time working in clinical psychiatry. In 2016, Dr. Lusu became a member of the research team at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he is currently enrolled as a Master’s student in the field of Psychiatry Research.