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Adam Chekroud

Adam Chekroud

ISPS 
Graduate Policy Fellow
Title 
Graduate Student, Pyschology
Adam Chekroud is a doctoral student in the Psychology department. His research focuses on the use of big data and computational statistics to improve the way we diagnose and treat mental illness. He developed an algorithm that prospectively identifies whether a patient will respond to an antidepressant, and recently founded a mental health startup alongside his PhD research. Adam is currently exploring FDA regulatory frameworks surrounding the use of predictive tools in medicine, specifically concerning recommender systems that arbitrate among already-existing treatments.
 
Before coming to Yale, Adam received his BA (first class honours) in Experimental Psychology from Oxford, and then a MSc in Neuroscience from Oxford.
 
Discipline 
Psychology