Lt Col, USAF
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Department of Psychiatry
Uniformed Services University
Dr. Alvi Azad is an assistant professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Prior to USUHS, Dr. Azad was the Wing Surgeon for the 480th ISR Wing, where he was in charge of medical and mental health care for 6000 ISR Airmen. He has served multiple tours in the Air Force to include, Group Surgeon, Chief of Medical Staff (SGH), Medical Director and Child Psychiatrist.
Dr. Azad received a Bachelor's Degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned a Masters of Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology. He then went on to attend New York College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 2007 with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He commissioned through the Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) into the Air Force Medical Corps. He completed his Adult Psychiatry residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio and completed his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Azad has authored or co-authored multiple scientific publications, and has presented on numerous aspects of military and child psychiatry as well as application of medical technology at regional, and national conferences. Dr. Azad is currently engaged in several ongoing clinical and epidemiological studies. Dr. Azad's research examines the impact of technology on psychopathology and resilience, machine learning / artificial intelligence, transcranial magnetic stimulation and reactions to traumatic injury on health and development across the lifespan.