Dr Marios Adonis is an associate professor of clinical health psychology and is currently the Head of the Social Sciences Department at the University of Nicosia. He holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Florida International University (USA), a Masters in Psychology from Adelphi University (USA), a Masters in Health Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University (USA), and a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology & the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. During his clinical training among other hospitals, he has worked at Mount Sinai Hospital of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NY, USA) and at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University (NY, USA). He is a board member of the Cyprus Mental Health Commission and of the Disciplinary Committee of the Cyprus Psychologists’ Registration Council. He has served two terms on the executive council of the Cyprus AntiDrug Council, a term as the National Delegate for the Republic of Cyprus at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and was the Substitute Member at the Management Board of theEuropean Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction for five years. Dr Adonis has also served as the vice president of the Cyprus Psychologists Association for two terms, served a term on the board of the Cyprus Psychologists Registration Council, and represented Cyprus in the Standing Committee on Ethics of the European Federation of Psychological Associations for two terms. He also works as a Clinician and is the Clinical supervisor for a substance dependence rehabilitation center in Cyprus. His research interests include psychosocial and cultural factors in cardiovascular, physical, and mental health, positive psychology, stress, and trauma.