Since 2013 Mazda Adli is the Chair of the Fliedner Klinik Berlin, center for psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine. Mazda Adli has dedicated his research and personal engagement on development and treatment of mood disorders. His special area of interest are strategies to overcome treatment-resistant depression and bipolar disorder. Another area of interest is the investigation of factors which modulate individual stress vulnerability. His aim is to develop effective prevention strategies for stress-related diseases.
In 2008 Mazda founded a scientific network of psychiatric hospitals in the larger Berlin region which unifies the academic and non-academic sector to the "Berlin Research Network on Depression". In 2009 Adli initiated the annually held World Health Summit at the Charité as Executive Director. Under the patronage of the German Federal Chancellor and the French President the World Health Summit convenes thought leaders and decision makers from academia, the industries, NGOs and governments. Mazda is known as the author of "Stress and the City" (2017).
In 2015 he initiated the Interdisciplinary Forum Neurourbanism: in cooperation with the Alfred Herrenhaus Society, urban planners, architects, social scientists and neuroscientists examine the relation between cities and the mental health of its inhabitants.