Jana D. Javakhishvili is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute of Addiction Studies at Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Her research interests focus on exploring mental health problems of war and political oppression-affected populations. She is heavily engaged in the projects of the Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry (FGIP), focused on improving human rights-based mental health care in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and other war-affected countries. She is the past president of ESTSS. Currently, she is a board of directors member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and trustee of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Europe (DCE). She is on the editorial board of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT).