Coleman Yorke

Coleman Yorke

Columbia University

Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Medicine/Healthcare

Coleman Yorke, of New York, New York, was an undergraduate at Columbia University where he studied English and Psychology, and a Masters’ student at Oxford University where he studied Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience. In his dissertations at Oxford, he investigated the implementation of peer support as a potential protective measure for adolescents experiencing social isolation and the mechanisms of action in antidepressants for young people. He is currently living in Seoul, South Korea as a Luce Scholar, working in the Youth and Young Adult Development Lab at Yonsei University examining the relationship between clinical biomarkers and mood and anxiety disorders in adolescents. After witnessing the lack of mental healthcare support and educational resources for young people, Coleman hopes to develop more widely available and relatable mental health and psychoeducational curricula alongside acting as a clinician to increase mental health literacy and support young people. In doing so, he is interested in redefining our cultural conception of mental illness that treats it as a weakness rather than an objective health concern as a means to combat stigmatization.  Coleman also served as a Crisis Counselor, Grief Facilitator, Hospice Volunteer, Patient Escort and Caregiver Support Volunteer within various organizations. In his free time, he can often be found at a rock-climbing gym or reading. Coleman will study Global Mental Health at Trinity College Dublin.