Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Ehrlich, Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Ehrlich, Ph.D.

Personal information

Ehrlich, Stefan, Prof. Dr. med., Ph.D.
Division of Psychological and Social Medicine and Developmental Neurosciences &
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
Technische Universität (TUD)

Current position

Chair of the Division of Psychological and Social Medicine and Developmental Neurosciences (since 2016)
Head of the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Center of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (since 2010)

Role within partner site

Research on eating disorders and its neurobiological and neurophysiological factors;

Relevant work experience

Child and adolescent psychiatrist specialized in eating disorders and schizophrenia;

2020– Vice President of the German Society of Eating Disorders

2017– Working Group Leader ENIGMA Eating Disorders

2010–2016 Professor of Translational Developmental Neuroscience, Deputy Consultant, Deputy Chief Consultant and subsequently Vice Director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professional background

2019 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, TUD

2008–2010 Clinical research fellow/ post doc at the Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry, MGH, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Boston, USA

2005–2008 Resident & Research fellow, Dpt. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Dpt. of Psychiatry, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

2006 Doctor of Medicine (Dr. med.), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Main research focus

Eating disorders, schizophrenia, autism; neurobiology (neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunology, genetics & epigenetics);
Neuroimaging (structural & functional MRI, connectomics, multi-site studies);
Experimental psychology; online psychiatry; mHealth;


5 out of 198; SCOPUS h-index 42

Bernardoni F, …, Ehrlich S (2020). Metabolic state and value-based decision-making in acute and recovered female patients with anorexia nervosa. J Psychiatry Neurosci 45:253–261.

Bernardoni F, …, Ehrlich S (2018). Nutritional status affects cortical folding: Lessons learned from Anorexia Nervosa. Biol Psychiatry 84:692–701.

King JA, …, Ehrlich S (2018). Structural neuroimaging of Anorexia Nervosa: Future directions in the quest for mechanisms underlying dynamic alterations. Biol Psychiatry 83:224–234.

King JA, …, Ehrlich S (2015). Global cortical thinning in anorexia nervosa normalizes following long-term weight restoration. Biol Psychiatry 77:624–632.

Ehrlich S et al (2012). Trajectories of agouti-related protein and leptin levels during antipsychotic-associated weight gain in patients with schizophrenia. J Clin Psychopharmacol 32:767–772.

Additional information

Editorial boards: Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences (2018); Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2020);
Awards: Christina Barz Research Award for Eating Disorder Research (2015); listed as one of Germany’s best physicians (Psychiatry, Eating Disorders, 2012–2020); Hilde-Bruch-Research Award for Eating Disorders of the DGESS (2012); DGKJP August-Homburger-Research-Award (2009);


One Team – One Vision

Prof. Dr. med. Antje Körner
Leipzig University
Department of Pediatrics
Liebigstr. 20a
04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 97 26500

Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Berner
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
Department of Pediatrics
Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 458 2440


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