Saurab Faruque, MPH
Saurab is a rising fourth-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine currently completing a research year there as a pre-doctoral fellow under the NIMH T32 Clinical and Translational Research Training in Geriatric Mental Health program. He is also concurrently completing formal clinical research training and coursework through the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Clinical Scientist Training Program (CSTP). He completed his Master of Public Health at The George Washington University with a curricular focus on prevention & community health and aspires to be an excellent geriatric psychiatrist who employs the cooperative dialogue between medicine, public health, and clinical research to enhance quality of life for aging and older adults. He is interested in the applications and adaptations of novel technologies for older adults with comorbid mental and physical health challenges, and especially in the role these technologies will play in the ongoing epidemics of social isolation and loneliness. His other academic interests include the brain morphometrics of late-life mood disorder treatment and behavioral modeling using deep learning. In his free time, Saurab likes to skateboard, practice guitar, and volunteer at a local cat adoption agency (socializing former strays!).