Dr. Hammad S. N’cho, Executive Director and Founder of the N’cho Behavioral Group, is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience in addressing such concerns as depression, anxiety, impaired self-worth, relationship challenges, trauma exposure, and PTSD. As a culturally-responsive psychologist, Dr. N’cho focuses on the critical role that individual identity (such as racial, ethnic, gender identity, or sexual identity) can play in overall well-being. Dr. N’cho served as a behavioral scientist in the elite Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he deployed internationally with outbreak rapid response teams. Dr. N’cho also served in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Navy, where he completed a clinical psychology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, was appointed assistant division officer of the navy’s largest trauma treatment clinic, and served on the navy’s disaster response team.

Dr. N’cho is an award-winning lecturer and has taught courses on African American psychology, gender justice, cross-cultural psychology, interpersonal relations, and public policy at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. N’cho is a graduate of Morehouse College, completed master’s level training in clinical psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and behavioral economics at Columbia University, Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, respectively, and completed his doctoral training in counseling psychology at Boston College.

Past Speaking Engagement Topics


Trauma-Informed Services for Credit Union Employees, Part 1, 2021

Trauma-Informed Services for Credit Union Employees, Part 2, 2021

Trauma-Informed Strategies to Support Credit Union Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020

Notes from the Field: Typhoid Fever Outbreak — Harare, Zimbabwe, October 2017–February 2018

Cholera Epidemic — Lusaka, Zambia, October 2017–May 2018

CDC Yellow Book 2020, Chapter 4 Travel-Related Infectious Diseases – Cholera

Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms Among Black American Men: Moderated-Mediation Effects of Ethnicity and Self-Esteem

Black English

Negotiating Invisibility: A Case Study of African American Men in a Therapeutic Support Group

Translating Trauma: Assessing the Diagnosis and Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Reactions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Consensual qualitative research analysis of a therapeutic support group session for African American men

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