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Dr. Adam Chekroud has been published in top medical journals for his research on neuroscience, computational data analysis and mental health. Hear Dr. Adam discuss his latest findings on the positive impact of exercise on mental health in a study of over 1.2 million individuals, performed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Haroon Kazem: Hey guys, Haroon here and thanks for joining us on another episode of the Body Clock Podcast presented to you by Owaves. On this episode, Sohaib has a remote conversation with Dr. Adam Chekroud. He is the co-founder and chief scientist at Spring Health, a behavioral health startup based out of New Haven Connecticut.
Dr. Adam’s work focuses on the treatment of mental illness and how to better deliver quality behavioral health care to patients. I think you’ll really enjoy this episode. And please if you haven’t already, remember to download the Owaves app from the App Store. It’s designed to work with iPhones and the Apple Watch and you’ll love it so it’s free and it’s the number one wellness app on the App Store. So I hope you guys enjoy the show. And thanks as always.
Dr. Sohaib Imtiaz: Not sure if you’ve heard of Owaves before but Owaves is basically a concept slash app which helps you to kind of optimize your health through circadian biology so we all actually focusing at the moment on mental health as one of the main parameters of health and kind of targeting university students.
So Adam I’ve-obviously you’re from Manchester I’m from Manchester. I’ve kind of read a little bit about you. You seem to have an extensive history of, you know, studying at Oxford and neuroscience and experimental psychology as well as going to Yale and doing a PHD. So I mean that sounds pretty awesome that that you’ve had such such ingrained training in such a such a specialist field. Could you tell me a bit more about that?
Dr. Adam Chekroud: Yeah, I think I’ve gotten very lucky at a number of steps along the way. It’s not too often that someone from Manchester ends up at Yale after a little a couple details. It’s been very fun. I’m really glad I had the opportunity to do this kind of work nowadays.
Dr. Sohaib Imtiaz: Yeah I mean doing some exciting things.
Dr. Adam Chekroud: Yeah really it’s not too hard to get out of bed when you get to do the stuff you want to do all day. So, it’s pretty nice.
Dr. Sohaib Imtiaz: So yeah I mean number one thing you’re enjoying it so. So you started at doing neuroscience and psychology or. I’m guessing is a lot of overlap between the two fields.
Dr. Adam Chekroud: Yeah I’ve always kind of been somewhere between the two and then my master’s was technically in neuroscience and before that was student psychology but I’ve always been kind of somewhere between the two.
Dr. Sohaib Imtiaz: Okay so you’ve been quite deep into that kind of mental health focus.
Dr. Adam Chekroud: Yeah I was actually focusing primarily on treatments for mental health conditions so different medications that you can use to treat things, different kinds of therapies that you can use and then trying to und...