Franco Mascayano is an early-career investigator currently based at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and New York State Psychiatric Institute. His expertise considers applied research in stigma, mental health services, implementation science, global mental health, and psychiatric epidemiology. He has been involved in several studies both locally (USA) and globally (Latin America). He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and a series of book chapters. He is now part of an early psychosis program called “OnTrackNewYork”, which is aimed to provide specialized mental health care to those experiencing early psychosis in New York State.