Nicolas Chehade is a clinical psychologist-in-training. He has worked for the past seven years with humanitarian organizations dedicated to alleviating the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. His past work has focused on gender-based violence protection, child protection, and mental health, and he has worked with children, youth, and adults from Syria, Palestine, and Iraq. Nicolas is co-founder of MomAdvice, a telephone-based application that connects parents with child counselors, speech therapists, and child psychiatrists.
For the past two years, Nicolas has worked as a humanitarian research coordinator at Médecins du Monde in France, focusing on a clinical trial testing telephone-based psychotherapy for children. Following the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, he worked as a mental health program manager for a community center in one of Beirut’s most affected areas. Nicolas aims to support the formation of global health and mental health-focused policies that serve the needs of diverse communities. As a master of global affairs student, he is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship.