University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
Division of Psychological and Social Medicine and Developmental Neurosciences
Technische Universität Dresden
Fetscherstraße 74, 01307 Dresden
As a clinician-scientist (and child and adolescent psychiatrist by training), I strive to understand the biological mechanisms underlying mental disorders starting early in life. My research program is focused on two major questions: How do inherited vulnerabilities interact with environmental factors during development to shape brain structure, brain function and abnormal behavior? Can disordered eating be understood in the context of abnormal reward and punishment sensitivity as well as cognitive control?
|2011||Habilitation: Experimental Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Prof. Dr. med. U. Lehmkuhl|
|2006||Promotion: Neurology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Prof. Dr. med. F. Zipp|
|2005||Doctor of Medicine (MD), Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin|
|2000 – 2004||Educational Science and Human Development, Humboldt Universitity Berlin|
|since 2016||TU Dresden, Division of Psychological & Social Medicine and Developmental Neurosciences: Head of the Division; Head of the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Center at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|since 2015||TU Dresden, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Professor of Translational Developmental Neuroscience, Vice Director of the Department, Deputy Chief Consultant and Head of the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Center, and Head of the Translational Developmental Neuroscience Research Section|
|2013 - 2015||TU Dresden, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Professor of Translational Developmental Neuroscience, Deputy Chief Consultant and Head of the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Center, and Head of the Translational Developmental Neuroscience Research Section|
|Since 12/2012||Technische Universität Dresden, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Director of Eating Disorder Services|
|Since 09/2010||Technische Universität Dresden, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Professor for Translational Developmental Neuroscience and Clinical Attending|
|09/2008 – 08/2010||Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, MGH, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Boston: Clinical research fellow/ post doc (Prof. R. Gollub, MD, PhD)|
|09/2007 – 08/2008||Charité University Hospital Berlin, Resident in Psychiatry (Prof. Dr. med. A. Heinz)|
|Since 10/2007||Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brandenburg: Training in Psychotherapy (PD Dr. rer. nat. H. Barchmann and PD Dr. med. W. Kinze)|
|05/2005 – 08/2007||Charité University Hospital Berlin, Resident in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Prof. Dr. med. Dipl. psych. U. Lehmkuhl)|
Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards
|2015||Christina Barz Research Award for Eating Disorder Research|
|2015||Focus: listed as one of Germany's best physicians (Psychiatry, Eating Disorders)|
|2014||Focus: listed as one of Germany's best physicians (Psychiatry, Eating Disorders)|
|2013||Focus: listed as one of Germany's best physicians (Psychiatry, Eating Disorders)|
|2012||Hilde-Bruch-Research Award for Eating Disorders of the DGESS|
|2012||Focus: listed as one of Germany's best physicians (Psychiatry, Eating Disorders)|
|2011||ICOSR Young Investigator Award|
|2009||Trainee Abstract Award for the OHBM Annual meeting|
|2006||DFG Travel Award and Donald J. Cohen Fellow at the 17th World Congress of the IACAPAP, Melbourne, Australia|
|2005||Poster Award, XIII. Conference of Biological Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ZI Mannheim|
|2005||Conference Fellowship of the Lutz-E. Adolf Foundation (DGKJP Conference)|
|2004 – 2005||DAAD International Scholarship (final year student)|
|2003||Conference Fellowship for the New York Acadamy of Science Conference|
|Since 2002||Fellow of the International Academy of Life Science (IALS)|
|2002 – 2003||German National Academic Foundation - Exceptional Talent Fellow – International Fellowship|
Theodor Fontane Award for transnational communication and winner of the “Start Social” competition of the German chancellor for my work supporting disabled children in Russia 1999-2005 German National Academic Foundation - Exceptional Talent Fellow
|since 2007 Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer: Biological Psychiatry, BMC Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychology, Cerebral Cortex, Clinical Nutrition, Eating and Weight Disorders, Epigenetics, European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Human Brain Mapping, International Journal of Eating Disorders, International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Eating Disorders, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Journal of Psychiatric Research, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Molecular Psychiatry, Neuroimage, Neuropsychobiology, Neuropsychologia, Neuropsychopharmacology, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Review, Pharmacopsychiatry, Plos ONE, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatry Research, Psychological Medicine, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Psychosomatic Medicine, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Schizophrenia Research, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Translational Psychiatry, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry|
Brauns S, Gollub RL, Roffman JL, Yendiki A, Ho BC, Wassink TH, Heinz A, Ehrlich, S. (2011). DISC1 is associated with cortical thickness and neural efficiency. Neuroimage, 4, 1591-600.
Ehrlich, S., Brauns, S., Yendiki, A., Ho, B.C., Calhoun, V.D., Schulz, S.C., Gollub, R.L., Sponheim, S.R. (2011). Associations of cortical thickness and cognition in healthy controls and patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbr018.
Ehrlich, S., Morrow, E.M., Roffman, J.L., Wallace, S., Naylor, M., Bockholt, H.J., Lundquist, A., Yendiki, A., Ho, B.C., White, T., Manoach, D.S., Clark, V.P., Calhoun, V.D., Gollub, R.L., Holt, D.J. (2010). The COMT Val108/158Met Polymorphism and Medial Temporal Lobe Volumetry in Patients with Schizophrenia and Healthy Adults. Neuroimage, 53(3), 992-1000.
Ehrlich, S., Salbach-Andrae, H., Eckhardt, S., Merle, J.V., Burghardt, R., Pfeiffer, E., Franke, L., Uebelhack, R., Lehmkuhl, U., Hellweg, R. (2009). Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor and peripheral indicators of the serotonin system in underweight and weight-recovered adolescent girls and women with anorexia nervosa. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 34(4), 323-329.
Ehrlich, S., Noam, G.G., Lyoo, I.K., Kwon, B.J., Clark, M.A., Renshaw, P.F. (2004). White Matter Hyperintensities and their Associations with Suicidality in psychiatrically hospitalized Children and Adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43(6), 770-776.