Jair de Jesus MARI Jair de Jesus Mari, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil Honorary Visiting Professor, Health Services and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, University of London Email: jamari17@gmail.com Dr. Jair de Jesus Mari graduated from ABC Medical College in 1977 and was resident in Psychiatry at the Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual, São Paulo State. After residency he worked in the Department of Social Medicine at the College of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa in São Paulo. Dr. Mari then received his Ph.D. on the topic of Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care Facilities at the Institute of Psychiatry, London University. The focus of the Dr. Mari’s study was psychiatric epidemiology and the applications of epidemiological methods in the psychiatric field. In 1987, Dr. Mari joined the Department of Psychiatry, São Paulo Federal University. In 1991 he began post-doc work at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, focusing on the improvement of the following areas: clinical epidemiology, systematic review studies and metanalysis, transcultural psychiatry, schizophrenia, violence and trauma, and scienciometrics. Dr. Mari went back to Brazil in 1992, and became Full Tenure Professor at Paulista Medical College in June 1996. Since Dr. Mari completed his PhD he has published more than 180 scientific papers and has advised several post-graduation students. He has been named a top level researcher from the National Research Brazilian Council (CNPQ). Dr. Mari’s research interests are similar to his post doc work: psychiatric epidemiology, systematic reviews, the sociocultural issues which arise during the course of schizophrenia, health services evaluation, the link between violence and mental health and evaluation of therapeutic interventions in psychiatry. Dr. Mari is currently the Head of the Post-Graduate Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Federal University of São Paulo, and he is also an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Health Services and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College, University of London