Head of Global Behavioral Health, Amazon
Dr. Chris DeCou is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, and leads the Amazon Global Behavioral Health Team. His team is focused on reinventing behavioral health on behalf of Amazonians, and ensuring that all employees and their families have access to high quality mental health resources. Chris is also President of Amazon’s Mental Health and Well-being Affinity Group.
Chris is a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and earned his PhD at Idaho State University. He has authored and co-authored 44 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Prior to becoming a psychologist, Chris has worked as an Alaskan wilderness guide and first responder. When not at work, Chris enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family, reading obscure books, and gardening at his home in North Bend, Washington.