A community of optimists hosted by Melinda French Gates

Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble (Dr. Alfiee) is a pioneering psychologist, scientist, media personality, author and speaker. As Founder of the mental health nonprofit, The AAKOMA Project, Inc. she translates complex scientific concepts (developed over 20+ years as a disparities researcher at Duke and Georgetown Med Schools) into useful, everyday language for communities of color.

A sought-after mental health expert, Dr. Alfiee’s media work includes hosting her new video podcast “Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee” addressing mental health issues in youth, young adults and marginalized communities. She regularly appears on media platforms including CNN, NBC, PBS, A & E TV, Black Enterprise, NPR and many more. Widely recognized for her ability to draw in audiences and inspire, she embodies her belief that there is enough love and light (informed by strong culturally relevant science) to help everyone achieve #optimalmentalhealth.