Maris Taube has been working for 20 years in public health, public mental health, health economics and health care areas. He has served for ten years as National counterpart at the WHO European Region Mental health program, for six years as Member of Board at European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction and Member of the European Commission Committee of Alcohol Policy and Action. He has been director of National Health Service for three years (2012-2014) and was responsible for health care financing system in Latvia. He is a professor (community and social psychiatry) at Riga Stradiņš University Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, takes part in different projects (Co-chair of the NATO Science and Technology Organization Panel of Human Factors and Medicine Research Task Groups (HFM-RTG 218 “Military Suicide” and HFM-RTG 277 “Military Leadership”), members of the COST project IS 1302 “Towards an EU research framework on forensic psychiatric care” and other projects. He is a chief of the Community Mental Health clinic with in-patient department for depression, anxiety “Veldre” of the Riga Centre of Psychiatry and Narcology, he also works as psychiatrist in outpatient and in-patient departments, he is a-President of Latvian Psychiatrist Association.