Uma R. Chatterjee is a board-certified Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS), cancer survivor, neuroscience graduate student, researcher, support group facilitator, writer, speaker, and legislative advocate.

Uma is a Neuroscience and Applied Cognition graduate student, with a B.S. in psychology and considerable clinical + applied experience. Uma has particular research interests in the neurobiology of memory processing, psychedelic studies, neuroplasticity, and cancer survivorship. Uma is also a board-certified Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS), serving others through her peer support practice.

Uma was diagnosed with metastatic thyroid cancer at 22, and she is committed to serving the young adult cancer community through her lived experience, research, peer support, and advocacy. She serves as an advocate for young adult cancer mental health awareness, mental health awareness, survivor rights, and survivorship resources through her public speaking, writing, and legislative advocacy.

Uma is the founder & facilitator of The Cancer Thriver Collective, a global mental health peer support group system for cancer survivors. She is also the author of an upcoming book written to support the unique psychosocial needs of the underserved adolescent & young adult (AYA) cancer community.

Uma lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and her rescue fur baby, Beans!

Beans the doggy, keeping his mama company under her desk!


Masters of Science (M.S.) in Neuroscience & Applied Cognition – in progress

The University of Texas at Dallas

Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS) – Board Certified

Credential ID: 50152-0621

Texas Certification Board (TCB)

Texas Health & Human Services (TX HHSC)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology

The University of Texas at Dallas

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