Caroline L. Vandeleur, obtained a PhD in Clinical Psychology Research from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland in 2003. She worked at the Department of Psychiatry of the University Hospital of Geneva for 8 years as a senior researcher and supervisor in psychiatric epidemiology. She is currently working as a senior researcher at the Center for Research in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Psychopathology at the Department of Psychiatry of the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland. In both Geneva and Lausanne, she taught some basics of research in psychiatric epidemiology to post-graduate students and has been highly involved in a family study and high-risk research project of mood disorders. She is currently working on a variety of topics including the nosology of psychiatric disorders, the familial aggregation patterns of psychiatric disorders, the risk of psychopathology in offspring of parents with mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosomatic research including the associations between cardiovascular risk factors, biomarkers and psychiatric disorders, family functioning and psychiatric disorders and methodological research issues in psychology and psychiatry.