Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Anja Hilbert, Dipl.-Psych.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Anja Hilbert, Dipl.-Psych.

Personal information

Hilbert, Anja, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Psych.
Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Integriertes Forschungs- und Behandlungszentrum (IFB) & Leipzig University (UL)

Current position

Professor of Behavioral Medicine (since 2011)

Role within partner site

Characterization, assessment, and intervention in eating and weight disorders;

Relevant work experience

Clinical psychology researcher in behavioral medicine, eating disorders;

2011–2020 Scientific Vice-Director, IFB AdiposityDiseases; Director of the IFB Research Unit; Behavioral Director of the IFB Outpatient Unit

2010–2011 Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

2005–2009 Junior Researcher Group Leader, Philipps-Universität Marburg

2004–2005 Assistant Professor, University of Bielefeld

1996–2002 Researcher, Universities of Marburg and Siegen

Professional background

2007 Habilitation (tenure track qualification) in Psychology, specifically Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

2009 Supervisor in Cognitive-behavioral Therapy

2004 Board certification as cognitive-behavioral therapist

2003–2004 Research associate, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

2000 PhD in Clinical Psychology

1996 Diploma in Psychology, University of Marburg

Main research focus

Integrating basic and clinical research on treatment and prevention of eating and weight disorders in children, adolescents, and adults; development, evaluation, and implementation of behavioral and neuroscientific interventions;


5 out of 198; WOS h-index 30

Hilbert A et al (2020). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescents with an age-adapted diagnosis of binge-eating disorder: A randomized clinical trial. Psychother Psychosom 89:51–53.

Hilbert A et al (2019). Meta-analysis of the efficacy of psychological and medical treatments for binge-eating disorder (MetaBED). J Consult Clin Psychol 87:91–105.

de Zwaan M, …, Hilbert A (2017). Internet-based guided self-help versus individual face-to-face treatment for patients with overweight or obesity and full or subsyndromal binge-eating disorder (INTERBED): A randomized clinical non-inferiority trial. JAMA Psychiatry 74:987–995.

Hilbert A et al (2013). Natural course of preadolescent loss of control eating. J Abnorm Psychol 122:684–693.

Hilbert A et al (2010). Familial interactions and mealtime behavior of children with binge eating: A laboratory test meal study. Am J Clin Nutr 91:510–518.

Additional information

Societies: President and Past President, Eating Disorders Research Society (2015–2020); Treasurer, German Society of Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Modification (2012–2018); President and Vice-President, German Society of Eating Disorders (2010–2015);
Guidelines: Leader S3 guideline revision „Prevention and Treatment of Obesity“, stigma work group (since 2020); World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry Task Force for the Revision of Pharmacological Treatment Guidelines for Eating Disorders (since 2019); Academy for Eating Disorders Task Force for the Development of Psychological Care Guidelines for Eating Disorders (2018–2020); Leader S3 guideline revision „Diagnosis and Treatment of Eating Disorders“, binge-eating disorder section (2015–2019);
Awards: Top-rated Abstract Award, EDRS (2016); Christina Barz Research Award (2013); Editor: Int J Eat Disord, Obes Facts, Psychotherapeut;
Editorial Boards: Eur Eat Disord Rev, Nutrients, Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol, Adipositas;


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


Follow Us on Twitter