João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia, M.D., Ph.D., is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, supported by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship. Prior to his Columbia affiliation, he worked in Brazil as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, ABC Health University Center, and as a Ph.D. Supervisor at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo. Dr. Castaldelli-Maia earned both his M.D. and Ph.D. from the Medical School, University of São Paulo. He is an editorial board member of International Review of Psychiatry, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Global Psychiatry, Current Drug Research Reviews, Revista Paraguaya de Psiquiatria, and Medicina Clinica y Social. His primary focus is research on epidemiology and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. He has published more than 100 indexed articles, being cited more than 1,000 times in the last five years. Together with Ira Glick, he guest-edited a special issue of International Review of Psychiatry on Sports Psychiatry (2016). In the 2017-2019 triennium, he served the IOC Expert panel on Mental Health for the elaboration of the IOC Mental Health Consensus.