Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1996
    Studied psychology at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 1996 – 1999
    Studied biological psychology at the University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Centre, USA

  • 1996 – 2000
    Research assistant, Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research, Sleep Laboratory, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

  • 2000 – 2004
    C1 assistant professor, Institute of Medical Psychology, University Hospital of Essen, Germany

  • 2004 – 2007
    Acting managing director, with temporary C4 professorship, Institute of Medical Psychology, University Hospital of Essen

  • 2007 – 2008
    C1 assistant professor, Institute of Medical Psychology, University Hospital of Essen

  • Since 2009
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Since 2010
    W3 professor of experimental psychobiology (Heisenberg Professorship), University Hospital of Essen

Selected publications

  • Elsenbruch, S. et al.: Are neuroendocrine and cellular immune responses to nutrient challenge altered in women with irritable bowel syndrome? In: The American Journal of Gastroenterology 99, 2004. S. 703-710. IF 6,014.

  • Elsenbruch, S. et al.: Public speaking stress-induced neuroendocrine responses and circulating immune cell redistribution in irritable bowel syndrome. In: The American Journal of Gastroenterology 101(10), 2006. S. 2300-2307. IF 6,014.

  • Elsenbruch, S. et al.: Affective disturbances modulate the neural processing of visceral pain stimuli in irritable bowel syndrome: an fMRI study. In: Gut 59(4), 2009. S. 489-495. IF 9,357.

  • Elsenbruch, S. et al.: Patients with irritable bowel syndrome have altered emotional modulation of neural responses to visceral stimuli. Gastroenterology (in press; doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2010.06.054). IF 12,899.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editor, Zeitschrift für Medizinische Psychologie (Journal of Medical Psychology)

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