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