David MOU (‘o4)
David Mou was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1986, to Chinese immigrant parents who ran a small restaurant and instilled the importance of education in their twin sons. He received the Horatio Alger National Scholarship in 2004. He went on to attend Harvard University, graduating in 2008 with honors in neurobiology and winning the Thomas Hoopes Prize for his exceptional thesis. Mou further pursued an MD/MBA program at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, becoming a board-certified psychiatrist and completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. In his student years, he founded a healthcare education company and later co-founded Valera Health, a telehealth company providing mental healthcare. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to Cerebral, one of the fastest-growing telehealth companies, first as Chief Medical Officer and subsequently as CEO. Mou envisions Cerebral democratizing access to high-quality mental healthcare, eliminating wait times, and making mental health services as accessible as physical check-ups. Through his efforts, he is continually contributing to revolutionizing the mental healthcare landscape. David attributes much of his success to the Horatio Alger Association’s support which he reciprocates through his volunteering.