Enoch Azasu Ph.D., M.S.W.
Enoch Kordjo Azasu, Ph.D., M.S.W., is a dedicated psychiatric epidemiologist, social work researcher, and mental health advocate who currently works as a post doc with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. With a profound commitment to understanding and addressing the complexities of mental health and suicidality on a global scale, Dr. Azasu's professional journey has led to significant contributions to the field of mental health. His innovative research focuses on understanding the prevalence, sociocultural risks, and protective factors associated with suicidal behaviors, particularly among adolescents, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. His comprehensive approach combines advanced epidemiological methodologies with a deep understanding of mental health, allowing him to uncover insights that contribute to the prevention and intervention strategies in suicide prevention.
Dr. Azasu's contributions have been recognized through various awards and fellowships, including the ICHAD Research Resiliency Training Fellowship, a competitive predoctoral fellowship funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy award. These accolades reflect his dedication to advancing research and fostering collaboration in the field of mental health.
Dr. Azasu is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and policy change. This led to his establishing a non-profit foundation "Youth Awake to Suicide - STAY," dedicated to addressing suicide and trauma issues among Ghanaian youth. Thus, he is already developing programs for sustainability of effective suicide prevention in Ghana.