Dr. Marco Bardus is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He holds a PhD in Communication Sciences, with a focus on health communication, from the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI University of Lugano (2012). His research is aimed at understanding how persuasive communications and social marketing strategic thinking can be applied in health promotion and behavioral interventions among various populations and settings. His research interests revolve around the use of smartphones (text message reminders, mobile apps), Web 2.0 technology, and wearable devices, and is currently. Since he joined AUB, in January 2016, he has supervised two internship projects involving Syrian refugees (“A community-based child oral health promotion intervention with Syrian refugees and Lebanese families in Akkar” and “Developing a social marketing intervention for mental health among older Syrian refugees in Bekaa”). He is currently supervising a study aimed at mapping the provision of NCD-related services for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Dr. Marco teaches health communication and social marketing in the MPH program at FHS since 2016.