Dr. Dzirasa is a product of the nationally renowned Meyerhoff Scholarship program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where he was conference champion in the long jump, an Academic All-American, and Student Body president. Dr. Dzirasa has served on the Board of Directors of the Student National Medical Association: a national organization dedicated to the eradication of health care disparities. Dr. Dzirasa received the Charles Johnson Leadership Award in 2007, and was recognized as one of Ebony magazine’s 30 Young Leaders of the Future in February 2008. His ultimate goal is to combine his research background, medical training, and community experience to improve outcomes for underserved communities suffering from Neurological and Psychiatric illness.
Dr. Dzirasa speaks to academic and general audiences about a broad range of topics, including his research, and his life as a practicing physician-scientist, first-generation African American, and subject matter expert. He possesses a critical insight that is as enlightening as it is compelling.