Sílvia Ouakinin is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology at Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon University. She received the medical degree in 1983 and the PhD in Psychiatry and Mental Health in 2000, at the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon University. She is Psychiatrist in the Hemato/Oncology Department of CUF Hospital and Coordinator of Psychiatry Liaison in Infectious Diseases / AIDS Department of the Hospital de Santa Maria in Lisbon. She is author of several peer reviewed paper and PI of several projects with National funding. The present researcher interests are emotion regulation, psychophysiology and psychopathology, Stress and psychobiological determinants of disease vulnerability, psychosomatic approach and clinical intervention in chronic diseases (psychiatric disorders, infectious diseases, cancer).