Selected publications

  • Campbell, J. & Ehlert, U. (2012). Acute psychosocial stress: Does the emotional stress response correspond with physiological responses? Psychoneuroendocrinology (Epub ahead of print).

  • Perini, T., Ditzen, B., Hengartner, M. & Ehlert, U. (2012). Sensation seeking in fathers: The impact on testosterone and paternal investment. Hormones & Behavior (Epub ahead of print).

  • Perini, T., Ditzen, B, Fischbacher, S. & Ehlert, U. (2012). Testosterone and relationship quality across the transition to fatherhood. Biological Psychology, (Epub ahead of print).

  • Suárez-Hitz, K., Otto, B., Bidlingmaier, M., Schwizer, W., Fried, M. & Ehlert, U. (2012). Altered psychobiological stress responsiveness to psychosocial stress in women with irritable bowel syndrome. Psychosomatic Medicine 74, 221-231.

  • La Marca, R, Waldvogel, P, Thörn, H, Tripod, M, Wirtz, PH, Pruessner, JC & Ehlert, U (2011). Association between Cold Face Test-induced vagal inhibition and cortisol response to acute stress. Psychophysiology, 48, 420?429.

  • Nater, UM, Bohus, M, Abbruzzese, E, Ditzen, B, Gaab, J, Kleindienst, N, Ebner-Priemer, U, Mauchnik, J & Ehlert, U (2010). Increased psychological and attenuated cortisol and alpha-amylase responses to acute psychosocial stress in female patients with borderline personality disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35, 1565-1572.

  • Wirtz, PH, Elsenbruch, S, Emini, L, Ruedisueli, K, Groessbauer, S & Ehlert, U (2007). Perfectionism and the cortisol response to psychosocial stress in men. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 249-255.

  • Wirtz, PH, von Känel, R, Mohiyeddini, C, Emini, L, Ruedisueli, K, Groessbauer, S & Ehlert U (2006). Low social support and poor emotional regulation are associated with increased stress hormone reactivity to mental stress in systemic hypertension. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 91, 3857-3865.

  • Nierop, A, Bratsikas, A, Klinkenberg, A, Nater, UM, Zimmermann, R & Ehlert, U (2006). Prolonged salivary cortisol recovery in second-trimester pregnant women and attenuated salivary alpha-amylase responses to psychosocial stress in human pregnancy. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 91, 1329-1335.

  • Nater, UM, La Marca, R, Florin, L, Moses, A, Langhans, W, Koller, MM & Ehlert, U (2006). Stress-induced changes in human salivary alpha-amylase activity-associations with adrenergic activity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 31, 49-58.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • http://www.research-projects.uzh.ch/a485.htm

Research Grants:

  • Swiss National Foundation, German Research Foundation, Oncosuisse, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Jacobs Foundation, Else Kröner Fresenius Stiftung, Müller Hartmann Stiftung, Stiftung für Wissenschaftliche Forschung der Universität Zürich, Ministerium des Inneren und für Sport, Stiftung Innovation für Rheinland-Pfalz, Mid & West Wales Fire Service, Swansea (UK), Eidgenössische Sportkommission und Bundesamt für Sport, Sophie von Liechtenstein Stiftung, Swiss Network for International Studies

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Editorial Activities

  • Der Psychotherapeut, Editorial Board (2000-06); Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psycho-therapie, Editorial Board (2000-06); e-Journal Psycho-Social Medicine Editorial Board (2004-06); Verhaltenstherapie, Editorial Board (since 2006); European Psychologist, Editorial Board (since 2012), Associate Editor, Journal of Psychosomatic Research (since 2012)

Advisory Board Activities

  • Zeitschrift für Verhaltenstherapie und Verhaltensmedizin (since 1998), Verhaltenstherapie (1999-2006), PsyMed (2001-05), Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie (since 2006),

    Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie (since 2007), Journal of Psychosomatic

    Research (since 2009), The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry (since 2012)

Occasional Reviewer (selection)

  • American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, Autonomic Neuroscienc, Behavior Genetics, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Der Hautarzt, Fertility & Sterility, Future Drugs, Gas-troenterology, Gerontology, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Affective Disor-ders, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutri-tion, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Nature Reviews Endocrinolo-gy, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Neuroendocrinology, Neuropsychobiology, Neuroreport, Pain, Physiology and Behavior, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, Psy-chologische Beiträge, Psychologische Rundschau, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Psychosomatic Medi-cine, Report Psychologie, Stress, Swiss Journal of Psychology, Swiss Medical Weekly, The Journal of Pain, Women and Health, Women?s Health, Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagog-ische Psychologie, Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie, Psy-chiatrie und Psychotherapie, Zeitschrift für Medizinische Psychologie, Zeitschrift für Psychosoma-tische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Zeitschrift für Verhaltenstherapie und Verhaltensmedizin

Grant Reviewer

  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Germany), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Ger-many), Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Austria), Jubiläumsfond der Öster-reichischen Nationalbank (Austria), L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) française,

    Oncosuisse, Medical Research Council (UK), Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wis-senschaftlichen Forschung

Referee for Public and Scientific Institutions

  • Member of the Fachkommission Psychotherapie der Gesundheitsdirektion des Kantons Zürich (2002-2006). Referee for the Stellungnahme der Allianz der psychotherapeutischen Berufs- und Fachverbände (2002). Referee for the advisory opinion about the scientific background of psychotherapy for the Swiss Federation of Psychologists (2002). Expert of the Österreichischer Akkreditierungsrat (ÖAR) (2004). Expert of the Swiss National Foundation, Dep. III, PAKliF & Dep. I, Scholarship Commission (since 2004). Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss University Institutes of Psychology (2004-2008), Deutscher Wissenschaftsrat (2008), Member of the Scientific Board of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) (since 2012)

Active Collaboration in Professional Societies

  • Member of the expert group of the AWMF-Fachgesellschaften zur Entwicklung von Praxisleitlinien im Konsiliar-Liaison-Bereich (1997-1999). President of the Swiss Society for Health Psychology (SGGPsy) (2000). Member of the Board of the German Society for Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Modification (DGVM) (1998-2005). Member of the Board of the German Society for Psy-chotraumatology (DeGPT) (1998-2002). Member of the Board of the Swiss Society for Psychology (SGP) (2002-2004)

Additional qualifications

  • Certified psychotherapist according to the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Trier, since 1991

  • Certified supervisor of the German Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung, since 1998


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