Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Prof. Dr. phil.

Professor (W3) of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Longitudinal Studies (CELOS), TU Dresden VCF

Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

Contact information

Faculty of Science, Department of Psychology
Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Center for Epidemiology & Longitudinal Studies (CELOS)

Technische Universität Dresden
Chemnitzer Strasse 46, 01187 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 463-36985
E-Mail: hans-ulrich.wittchen@tu-dresden.de

Scientific Education

1999Post-graduate Certificate “Epidemiology and Public Health”, NIMH, Bethesda, USA (D. Regier) 
1984Habilitation Prof. Dr. phil. habil. (Prof. Von Zerssen), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1975Dissertation (Psychologie, Prof. G. Guttmann), Dr. phil. University of Vienna (Austria)
1970 – 11/1975Medicine/Psychology, University of Vienna 

Professional Experience

Since 11/2011Voluntary Professor of Clinical Psychology, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, USA
Since 04/2000Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (C-4, chairman) and Director of Center of Clinical Epidemiology and Longitudinal Studies (CELOS), Technische Universität Dresden; Honorary Professor Clinical Psychology, Ludwigs-Maximilains Universität München
Since 2000Honory Professor Ludwigs-Maximilians University, Munich
01/1989 – 12/1990Scientific Advisor, Mental Health, World Health Organization, Head of Unit, Geneva (Prof Sartorius)
04/1990 – 04/2000Department of Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology (Director, C-3), Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich
03/1984 – 05/1990Professor Clinical Psychology and Physiological Psychology (C-3) University of Mannheim
1983 – 1992Visiting Professor National institutes of Mental Health, Rockville, Bethesda, (USA)
09/1981 – 08/1983Professor Clinical Psychology and Physiological Psychology (in charge, C-4) University of Mannheim
02/1977 – 08/1983Junior group leader, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich (Profs Ploog, von Zerssen)
02/1976 – 01/1977Research Fellow, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim (Profs. Häfner, Rey)
04/1974 – 02/1976Asisstant, Ludwig Boltzmann & Anton Proksch Institute, Vienna (Prof. Krypin-Exner)

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

2012Wien, 14. Tagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Neuropsychopharmakologie und Biologische Psychiatrie (ÖGPB): Prof. Dr. H.-U. Wittchen erhielt für als Ehrung für sein Lebenswerk die Wagner-Jauregg-Medaille der ÖGPB.
Speaker: FOR Alcohol and learning (together with Prof. A. Heinz)
Since 2010Vice President & Executive Board of European College Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
Since 2008DSM-V Task Force member and speaker 
2009Preis des Deutschen Buchhandels for “best Textbook” Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Springer, (zusammen mit J. Hoyer)
Since 2005European Brain Council (EC, Brussels), Steering Board
Since 2004ISI/WOS Top 100 Highly-cited in Psychology/Psychiatry/Neuroscience
2003Medvantis Research Prize, Berlin (65.000€)
1983 – 1992Visiting Professor National institutes of Mental Health, Rockville, Bethesda, (USA)
Since 80s:

Editor/Editorial Board (selection): International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, Behavioural Psychotherapy, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Addiction, Psychological Medicine, Epidemiology and Psychiatrc Sciences, Verhaltenstherapie 

Other functions (selection): Speaker/Director: EU-Roadmap Mental Health Research, BMBF program Psychotherapieforschung “Panicnet”, Speaker BMBF Addiction Research Program (ASAT), Reviewer/member of boards of several national and international organisations (DFG, BMBF, EU, NIH etc) 

Selected Publications

Trautmann, S., Schönfeld, S., Behrendt, S., Höfler, M., Zimmermann, P., & Wittchen, H.-U. (2013). Substance use and substance use disorders in recently deployed and never deployed soldiers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1(134), 128-135.

Behrendt, S., Beesdo-Baum, K., Höfler, M., Perkonigg, A., Bühringer, G., Lieb, R., & Wittchen, H.-U. (2012). The relevance of age at first alcohol and nicotine use for initiation of cannabis use and progression to cannabis use disorders. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 123(1-3), 48-56.

Wittchen, H.-U., Jacobi, J., Rehm, J. et al. (2011). The size and burden of mental disorders and other disorders of the brain in Europe. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 21 (9). 655-679.

Beesdo, K., Lau, J., McClure, E., Guyer, A., Monk, C., Nelson, E., Fromm, S., Leibenluft, E., Erst, M., Wittchen, H.-U. & Pine, D. (2009). Common and Distinct Amygdala-Function Perturbations in Depressed vs Anxious Adolescents. Archives of General Psychiatry, 66(3), 275-285.

Zimmermann, U.S., Buchmann, A.F., Spring, C., & Wittchen, H.-U. (2009). Ethanol administration dampens the prolactin response to psychosocial stress exposure in sons of alcohol-dependent fathers. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34(7), 996-1003.

Indlekofer, F., Piechatzek, M., Daamen, M., Schuetz, C. & Wittchen, H.-U. (2009). Reduced memory and attention performance in a population-based sample of young adults with a moderate lifetime use of cannabis, ecstasy and alcohol. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 23, 5, 495-509.

Wittchen, H.-U., Behrendt, S., & Höfler, M. (2008). What are the high risk periods for incident substance use and transitions to abuse and dependence? Implications for early intervention and prevention. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 17, 16-29.

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