PD Dr. med. Mazda Adli

Prof. Adli has dedicated his research and personal engagement to the development and treatment of mood disorders. His special area of interest are strategies to overcome treatment-resistant depression and bipolar disorder. Another area of interest is the investigation of factors which modulate individual stress vulnerability. His aim is to develop effective prevention strategies for stress-related diseases. In 2008 he founded a scientific network of psychiatric hospitals in the larger Berlin region which unifies the academic and non-academic sector to the "Berlin Research Network on Depression". In 2009 Mazda Adli initiated the annually held World Health Summit at the Charité as Executive Director. Under the patronage of the German Federal Chancellor and the French President the World Health Summit convenes thought leaders and decision makers from academia, the industries, NGOs and governments. Mazda Adli is the Chair of the Fliedner Klinik Berlin, a center for psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine.

Relevant (selected) publications

1.) Adli, M., Berger, M., Brakemeier, E. L., Engel, L., Fingerhut, J., Gomez-Carrillo, A., ... & Tolaas, S. (2017). Neurourbanism: towards a new discipline. The Lancet Psychiatry, 4(3), 183-185.

2.) Adli, M. (2017). Stress and the City: Warum Städte uns krank machen. Und warum sie trotzdem gut für uns sind. C. Bertelsmann Verlag.

3.) Adli, M., Berger, M., Brakemeier, E. L., Engel, L., Fingerhut, J., Hehl, R., ... & Walter, H. (2016). Neurourbanistik–ein methodischer Schulterschluss zwischen Stadtplanung und Neurowissenschaften. Die Psychiatrie, 13(02), 70-78.

4.) Gruebner, O., Rapp, M. A., Adli, M., Kluge, U., Galea, S., & Heinz, A. (2017). Cities and Mental Health. Deutsches Aerzteblatt Online.

Relevant (selected) projects and activities

1.) „Gesundheit und Stress im städtischen Kontext“ (Health and stress in the urban context). This project, in collaboration with the German environmental ministry, researches the relation between individual vulnerability to stress and psychological well-being to urban dwelling. Aim of the project is to analyse the impact of place-specific risk factors on individual stress vulnerability.

2.) „Charta der Neurourbanistik“ (Charta of neurourbanism). This project is founded by the senate of Berlin in the program of the European culture year 2018.

3.) „Emotionale Kartografie der Stadt“ (Emotional cartography of the city).