Scientific Association of Stress Management and Health Promotion USA

Who we are

The mission of "Scientific Association of Stress Management and Health Promotion“ (SASMHP) is to improve health, create and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and promote wellbeing by setting the standard of excellence of stress management and health promotion both in community and clinical settings.

The founders are well-known scientists in the field awarded high distinctions in regards with their academic, research and clinical activity. The Chairwoman, Ms. Christina Darviri, Prevention and Health Promotion Professor, and Honorary Chairman, Professor of endocrinology Mr. Georgios Chrousos are also scientific directors of post-graduate degree "Stress Science and Health Promotion" by Faculty of Medicine of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, thus revealing a great experience on the subject. Their experience is summarized in their involvement in numerous stress-management and health-promotion intervention programs, where various groups of healthy individuals and patients participated. An indicative example is the application of an "Intervention program for non-pharmaceutical high blood pressure treatment, with stress management methods to achieve change in lifestyle and adoption of healthy behavior, on high blood pressure patients", pertaining to OP "Human Resources Development 2007-2013". Finally, it is worth noting the intense research activity, supported by numerous publications in international scientific reviews, concerning neuroendocrinology of stress, scientific measurement, diagnosis and treatment (e.g., Pythagorean Self-Awareness technique, progressive muscle relaxation etc.).


The core values of SASMHP are excellence, scientific integrity, intellectual innovation, respect to individuals and philanthropy. The practices of SASMHP lie within the purview of mind body medicine as described by the United States National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. SASMHP envisions a world where stress management and mind-body medicine will be integral parts of human lives, training programs, research and mainstream clinical practice. The cornerstones of SASMHP's mission are education, research and the delivery of structured, evidence based, non-pharmaceutical stress management and health programs to the public.



Anagnostouli Maria, Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Athens Medical School

Vasdekis Spyridon, Professor of Vascular Medicine, University of Athens Medical School

Alexopoulos Evangelos, v. Associate Professor of Patras Medical School, Occupational Physician

Varvogli Elizabeth, Ph.D Psychologist-Psychotherapist, Scientific collaborator of Harvard Medical School and of Postagraduate Course "Science of Stress and Health Promotion" of the University of Athens, Medical School

Tigani Xanthi, Ph.D, MSc, Scientist of Health Promotion, Coordinator of Postagraduate Course "Science of Stress and Health Promotion", Medical School, University of Athens

Philip W. Gold, MD, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Protogerou Athanasios, Associate Professor, Head of the Cardiovascular Prevention & Research Unit, Department of Pathophysiology, Medical School, University of Athens

Koumarianou Anna, Pathologist - Oncologist - A Curator, University General Hospital Attikon

Latest News

13 October 2016

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 Stress management and health promotion society

1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
7th Floor, Washington, DC 20004 USA
Mobile: +1 646-301-0604


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