"Tech innovations could not only reach a wider group of people in need within the United States, they could also reduce costs of mental health tools worldwide, sparking a necessary paradigm shift in mental health care."

Khaliya, 2016 Middlethon-Candler Peace Prize Recipient

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About Khaliya

Khaliya is a public health specialist and neuro-technologist focused on developing radical solutions to the global mental health crisis.

The youngest member of The World Economic Forum’s Expert Advisory on the Future of Health and Healthcare, Khaliya is also an active advocate and humanitarian.

Khaliya was the recipient of both the 2016 Middelthon-Candler Peace Prize and the 2017 Clare Booth Luce Award for International Service. It is her belief that lasting peace and prosperity can only be achieved if the fundamental requirements for health, both physical and mental, are made available to those in need. In 2013, she co-founded Falkora, a non-for-profit mental health and neurotech initiative, as well as the soon to be released app, Tell Your Story.

Actively involved with numerous social ventures, Khaliya is an investor in, and head of strategic partnerships for, Guardian Circle, an app that uses the power of crowdsourcing and social networks to keep individuals safe. She is currently working on a book on the future of mental health with a particular emphasis on new modalities, such as psychedelics and neurotech.

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Khaliya addresses the importance of thinking beyond accepted treatments for mental illness, and demonstrates how innovation in mental health and neurodegenerative disease is essential to making progress.

Khaliya | TEDxBeaconStreet 2017

Her speaking engagements and keynotes have global impact, as Khaliya travels around the world to influence lasting social change. View more of Khaliya's talks...



New York Times


"MDMA-assisted psychotherapy doesn’t just ease the symptoms of PTSD, in the trials to date, it has also been shown to eliminate the disorder in two-thirds of cases."

Khaliya's Op-Ed articles were featured in 2017 issues of The New York Times and Wired UK Magazine.



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