Alize Ferrari has led various programs of work within the fields of psychiatric epidemiology and burden of disease. She is a research fellow within the policy and epidemiology team at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. Additionally, she is an affiliate assistant professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington, and holds a National Health and Medical Research Council early career fellowship at the University of Queensland School of Public Health in the field of indigenous psychiatric epidemiology and burden of disease. Ferrari is also the mental disorders team lead within the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, which is coordinated by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. As such, she oversees the team responsible for the GBD study's mental disorder outputs.