David Mou (2018)

During Residency, the RCP was helpful in jump-starting my research career in multiple ways. With a background in basic neuroscience, I was looking to shift to a more clinically-relevant field. My research mentor was particularly helpful in helping me explore options, ranging from clinical trial design to data science. The RCP structure freed up time during residency so I could experiment with different projects. Collectively, this allowed me to secure a Dupont Warren Fellowship for the coming two years.

After residency, I plan on working to make mental health less reactive and more preventative by using data from wearable technologies. I will be continuing my work with Matt Nock at Harvard's Department of Psychology, where I am attempting to define behavioral signatures that may predict self-injurious and suicidal behaviors. After residency, I will be continuing this work as a post-doc with funding from the Dupont-Warren Research Fellowship. I am also a co-founder of Valera Health, a VC-funded digital healthcare startup that leverages patients' smartphone usage patterns to better predict clinical outcomes, and I will be continuing in role as Medical Director.



Education

Harvard Medical School, M.D., M.B.A., 2014

Harvard University, B.A., 2008

Publications

Mou D, Sarma A, Sethi R, Merryman R.. The State of Health Policy Education in U.S. Medical Schools.. New England Journal of Medicine. 2011 Feb; 364(10): e19. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 21345091.

Awards

2013 MIT Business Plan Competition Finalist

2011 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

2009 Washington Family Grant for Excellence in Graduate Studies

Bill Gates Millennium Scholar

2008 Horatio Alger National Scholar

Former Silver Medalist at the World Piano Competition, with performance at Carnegie Hall and the United Nations Headquarters