Section Editors

Section Board for 'Mental Health' (41)

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Dr. Pasquale Caponnetto
Section Editor-in-Chief
Center of Excellence for the acceleration of HArm Reduction (CoEHAR), University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: clinical psychology; health psychology; mental health; addiction; cyberpsychology; harm reduction; cognition; psychotherapy; cognitive remediation; psychological assessment; recovery
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Prof. Dr. Kerry O'Brien
Director of the Behavioural Sciences Research Laboratory, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: stigma; discrimination and health; obesity stigma; alcohol and gambling marketing and harms; body image; psychological and social aspects of endometriosis; public health; addiction
Prof. Dr. José Muñiz
Department of Psychology, University of Oviedo, 33003 Oviedo, Spain
Interests: psychometrics; psychological assessment; test development; item analysis; entrepreneurial personality assessment
Prof. Dr. Marco Innamorati
Full Professor of Psychometrics, Università Europea di Roma, Rome, Italy
Interests: suicide; mood disorders; psychological assessment; food addiction; adult ADHD
Prof. Dr. Brenda F. Seals
Department of Public Health, School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ 08618, USA
Interests: mental health; injury and violence; cancer; community based participatory research; health education evaluation; statistics and methodology
Professor Sarah Riley
School of Psychology, Massey University, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Interests: gender; discourse; postfeminism; neoliberalism; psychology; identity; sexuality; health promotion; poststructuralism; Foucault; digital health; digital media; body image
Dr. Dan Oren
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Interests: seasonal affective disorder; light; mood disorders; chronobiology; blood
Dr. Kai W. Müller
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 55122 Mainz, Germany
Interests: behavioral addictions; internet gaming disorder; gambling disorder; internet-related disorders; personality psychology; personality development; trait-pathology-associations
Dr. Claudia Carmassi
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: mood disorders; PTSD; post-traumatic stress spectrum; anxiety; complicated grief
Dr. Nobuhisa Kanahara
Division of medical treatment and rehabilitation, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Chiba 260-8670, Japan
Interests: psychosis; schizophrenia; antipsychotics; psychopharmacology; Genomics Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Prof. Dr. Harald Gündel
Universitätsklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie Ulm, Universität Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 23, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Interests: chronic pain; somatization disorder; work & health; intervention studies on prevention and early treatment of psychological and psychosomatic diseases; clinical (and molecular) stress research
Dr. Melita J. Giummarra
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3004 Victoria, Australia
Interests: pain; mental health; posttraumatic stress; trauma; injury
Dr. Jun Sung Hong
School of Social Work, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Interests: aggression; bullying; cyberbullying; interpersonal violence; youth violence
Dr. Nicola Burton
School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Mt Gravatt, Queensland 4122, Australia
Interests: health psychology; physical activity/exercise; health coaching; behavioural counselling; behavioural determinants; behaviour change; sleep psychology
Dr. Daisuke Nishi
Department of Mental Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: mental health epidemiology; epidemiology and preventive medicine; perinatal mental health; traumatic stress; resilience; psychiatric science
Prof. Dr. Yesim Erim
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schwabachanlage 6, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: psychosomatics; immigrant and refugee mental health; psychooncology and psychosocial aspects of transplantation; psychotherapy research
Assoc. Prof. Massimiliano Conson
Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Interests: (i) motor imagery, investigated both in typical individuals and in persons with autism; (ii) developmental aspects of drawing abilities; (iii) neuropsychological bases of anxiety; (iv) multisystem treatments for autism
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Prof. Dr. Brandon Kohrt
Department of Psychiatry, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
Interests: psychological anthropology; medical anthropology; cross-cultural psychiatry; global mental health; health systems research; stigma; trauma and humanitarian emergencies; Nepal; Liberia; Ethiopia
Dr. Cristian Balducci
Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: workaholism; work addiction; work engagement; work-related stress; psychosocial factors at work; counterproductive work behavior; workplace bullying; mobbing
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Bruno
Department of Biomedical, Dental Sciences and Morpho-Functional Imaging - University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: psychopharmacology; augmentation strategies; treatment-resistant disorders; schizophrenia; nutraceutical applications in psychiatry; sexual behavior; psychosomatics; negative emotions; anger
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Huibert Burger
Head of Mental Health Research, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: epidemiology; mental health; perinatology; psychiatry; general practice; midwifery; public health; methodology; randomized trials; prediction models
Dr. Lucia Carboni
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
Interests: addiction; major depressive disorder; antidepressants; Alzheimer’s disease; biomarkers; gene expression; animal models; proteomics
Prof. Dr. Elisardo Becoña Iglesias
Departamento de Psicología Clínica y Psicobiología, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: smoking cessation; addiction; cognitive-behavioral treatment; prevention; alcohol; marijuana; cocaine; pathological gambling
Dr. Lilah Besser
School of Urban and Regional Planning, Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
Interests: Alzheimer's disease; dementia; neurodegenerative disease; neighborhood environment; cognitive reserve; brain health; brain aging; urban planning and health; cognition; disease prevention
Dr. Peter Coventry
Department of Health Sciences and Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
Interests: mental health; public health; greenspace and bluespace exposure; qualitative research; randomised controlled trials; spatial cohort analyses
Prof. Dr. Jon Andoni Duñabeitia
School of Languages and Education, Universidad Nebrija, 27, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Interests: reading; bilingualism; mental lexicon; psycholinguistics; applied linguistics
Prof. Dr. Chris Evans
Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
Interests: psychometrics; mental health; methodology; translations of self-report measures; crosscultural mental health; psychotherapies; routine outcome/change measures; practice based evidence; psychosocial interventions; group therapies; family/systemic therapies
Prof. Dr. Thomas Brandon
Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Interests: tobacco dependence; cessation and relapse; e-cigarettes; behavioral and self-help interventions for smoking
Dr. Mehdi Farokhnia
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Interests: neuropsychopharmacology; mental health; addiction; suicide; stigma; health disparity; minority health
Dr. Robin P. Goin-Kochel
1. Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
2. Autism Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: autism spectrum disorder; vaccine hesitancy; parent perceptions of autism; autism onset; developmental regression
Prof. Dr. Richard Gray
School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
Interests: mental health services; psychosocial interventions; co-morbidity; workforce
Dr. Raffaella Calati

Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder, New York, NY 10003, USA
Interests: mood disorders; major depressive disorder; suicide; personality disorders; psychotherapy; meta-analysis; statistics tools
Prof. Dr. Roger C.M. Ho
Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Level 9, NUHS Tower Block, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228, Singapore
Interests: medical aspects of depressive disorder; psychiatric aspects of medical disorders; functional near infrared spectroscopy; meta-analysis; suicide and deliberate self-harm
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Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke
Head of Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine Unit, Department of Psychology & Methods, Jacobs University Bremen, 28759 Bremen, Germany
Interests: health psychology; theories/models; return to work; motivation; multiple health behavior change
Prof. Dr. Tom Postmes
Department of Social Psychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: social identity; well-being; disasters; psychosocial factors; stress exposure; group dynamics; crowds; collective action
Prof. Dr. David L. Rowland
Department of Psychology, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
Interests: sexual psychology; sexual behavior; sexual response; sexual dysfunction in men and women; psychological distress; sexual health; sexual psychophysiology; cross-cultural perspectives
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Prof. Dr. Marco Sarchiapone
Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Molise, Italy
Interests: application of genetic techniques in psychiatry; health in prison; bio-psycho-social aspects of suicidal behaviours; risk-taking behaviours; adolescents; depressive disorders; brief psychodynamic psychotherapy
Prof. Dr. Norman Sartorius
Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes (AMH), CH-1209 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: comorbidity of mental and physical illness; mental health programmes; depression; work against stigma; education in psychiatry
Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Scopelliti
Department of Human Studies, LUMSA University, and Centre for Interuniversity Research on Environmental Psychology (CIRPA), Rome, Italy
Interests: restorative environments and well-being; biodiversity protection; urban environmental quality; place attachment; terrorism and media
Dr. Hilary L. Surratt
Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
Interests: HIV/AIDS; substance use disorder; intervention; social determinants of health; mental health
Prof. Dr. Antonio Valle
Department of Psychology, University of A Coruña, A Coruña, 15071 Galicia, Spain
Interests: educational psychology; homework engagement; academic motivation; student psychological well-being
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