Marco Solmi and Christoph Correll, the two COH-FIT project leads, are clinician researchers with a long-standing and very productive history of collaborating, mixing, merging and expanding their curiosity, ideas, and networks, as well as of their shared perseverance and drive. Faced with the devastating onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, they both felt the imminent urge and strong need to quickly shift from a position of passive and stunned observership to mobilizing inner and outer resources in order to actively collect information that can be used to making a difference during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. They both have been very lucky to be joined equally quickly by many outstanding and like-minded collaborators around the globe who share the same sense of responsibility and who make up the COH-FIT team.
Prof. Christoph U. Correll
Christoph U. Correll, MD, is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany.
His research and clinical work focus on the identification, characterization and treatment of youth and adults with severe mental illness, psychopharmacology, epidemiology, comparative effectiveness, and the interface between physical health and mental health.
He has authored over 600 journal articles, and received over 40 national and international awards for his work. Since 2014, the year of inception of this metric, he has been listed every year by Clarivate/Web of Science as one of the “most influential scientific minds” and “top 1% cited scientists in the area of psychiatry.
Dr. Marco Solmi
Marco Solmi, MD, PhD, is a Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at the Neurosciences Department of the University of Padua (Italy), and Visiting Researcher at King’s College, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neurosciences, Early Psychosis: Intervention and Clinical-detection Laboratory (EPIC Lab).
His main areas of clinical and research interest include physical health of people suffering from mental disorders, as well as prevention and early intervention of mental disorders.
He has authored over 180 international publications in peer-reviewed journals since 2013.