OM Adam Chekroud
While currently in the States, MGS Director of Development Simon Jones and the High Master, had the opportunity to meet up with OM Adam Chekroud (2003-10), who came to MGS on a bursary, who has been featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Consumer Tech list for 2018.
Adam is co-founder of a mental health start-up called Spring Health, based in New York City. Spring works with large employers like GAP and Whole Foods to provide their employees with free and immediate access to high-quality mental healthcare. The company has raised over eight million dollars and has over 600 providers in its network.
He is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University. His research seeks to improve treatment outcomes in mental health, particularly depression, by using large existing data sets to anticipate barriers to treatment and likely illness course. His research has recently been featured in JAMA Psychiatry, Lancet Psychiatry, and PNAS, and covered in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the BBC, and CNN.
After leaving MGS, Adam achieved First Class BA Honours at New College, Oxford in Experimental Psychology. He then obtained an MSc in Neuroscience and was also Philip Wright School at Wadham College, Oxford, before continuing his studies at Yale University in America where he obtained an MPhil in Clinical Neuroscience and also a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Psychology / Neuroscience.