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Prof. Dr. Gertraud (Turu) Stadler

Director - Institute Gender in Medicine (GiM)

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1
13353  Berlin

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Reinickendorfer Str. 61, 13347 Berlin

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Prof. Dr. Gertraud Stadler holds the professorship for gender-sensitive prevention research at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Her central interest is in personalized prevention interventions and the question of how individuals and couples can change their everyday behavior in order to remain healthy throughout their lives and find better ways to dealing with illness. Her work is characterized by interdisciplinary collaboration with medicine, nutritional sciences, nursing sciences, sports sciences, statistics and technology.

Three research questions are at the forefront:

  1. What strategies can women, men and couples use to make lasting changes in their health behaviors?
  2. What influence does the social network have on health and well-being?
  3. Which methods allow subjects and patients to report changes in behavior, well-being and health in a valid and reliable way and which statistical methods are suitable for the analysis of such longitudinal data?

Additional information

Selected funded research projects

2017 - 2022 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1 R01 AA025058-01 Grant “Tailored Adaptive Mobile Messaging to Reduce Problem Drinking” (Fred Muench, Principal Investigator)
2018 - 2020 NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Public Health Research Programme - 17/44/11, Grant “A Two-Arm Parallel Group Individually Randomised Prison Pilot Study of a Male Remand Alcohol Intervention for Self-efficacy Enhancement: the APPRAISE Study"
2014 - 2015 Columbia University, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center Pilot Grant Award “Medication Adherence in a Diverse Sample of Persons Living with Epilepsy: An Intervention Development Study”

Selected publications

Dima, A. L., Van Ganse, E., Stadler, G., & de Bruin, M. (2019). Does adherence to inhaled corticosteroids predict asthma-related outcomes over time? A cohort study. European Respiratory Journal, 54(6).

Berli, C., Bolger, N., Shrout, P. E., Stadler, G., & Scholz, U. (2018). Interpersonal processes of couples’ daily support for goal pursuit: The example of physical activity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(3), 332-344.

Shrout, P. E., Stadler, G., Lane, S. P., McClure, M. J., Jackson, G. L., Clavél, F. D., ... & Bolger, N. (2018). Initial elevation bias in subjective reports. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(1), E15-E23.

Tuskeviciute, R., Snyder, K. A., Stadler, G., & Shrout, P. E. (2018). Coping concordance in couples. Personal Relationships, 25(3), 351-373.

Warner, L. M., Stadler, G., Lüscher, J., Knoll, N., Ochsner, S., Hornung, R., & Scholz, U. (2018). Day‐to‐day mastery and self‐efficacy changes during a smoking quit attempt: Two studies. British journal of health psychology, 23(2), 371-386.

Berli, C., Stadler, G., Shrout, P. E., Bolger, N., & Scholz, U. (2017). Mediators of physical activity adherence: results from an action control intervention in couples. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52(1), 65-76.

Best, D., Avenell, A., Bhattacharya, S., & Stadler, G. (2017). New debate: is it time for infertility weight-loss programmes to be couple-based?. Human Reproduction, 32(12), 2359-2365.

Cook, J. E., Salter, A., & Stadler, G. (2017). Identity concealment and chronic illness: A strategic choice. Journal of Social Issues, 73(2), 359-378.

Haas, P., Schmid, J., Stadler, G., Reuter, M., & Gawrilow, C. (2017). Zooming into daily life: Within-person associations between physical activity and affect in young adults. Psychology & health, 32(5), 588-604.

Inauen, J., Bolger, N., Shrout, P. E., Stadler, G., Amrein, M., Rackow, P., & Scholz, U. (2017). Using smartphone‐based support groups to promote healthy eating in daily life: A randomised trial. Applied Psychology: Health and Well‐Being, 9(3), 303-323.

Lüscher, J., Stadler, G., & Scholz, U. (2017). A daily diary study of joint quit attempts by dual-smoker couples: The role of received and provided social support. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 20(1), 100-107.

Muench, F., van Stolk-Cooke, K., Kuerbis, A., Stadler, G., Baumel, A., Shao, S., ... & Morgenstern, J. (2017). A randomized controlled pilot trial of different mobile messaging interventions for problem drinking compared to weekly drink tracking. PloS one, 12(2), e0167900.

Scholer, A. A., Eitam, B., Stadler, G., & Higgins, E. T. (2017). How locomotion concerns influence perceptual judgments. Social cognition, 35(3), 227-244.

Berli, C., Rauers, A., Lüscher, J., Hohl, D. H., Keller, J., & Stadler, G. (2016). Social exchange processes and their association with couples’ health regulation and health-related outcomes. European Health Psychologist, 18(S), 353.

Gawrilow, C., Riccio, M., Schmid, J., Stadler, G., & Snyder, K. (2016). Social support and life satisfaction in first semester students. European Health Psychologist, 18(S), 445.

Hagger, M. S., Luszczynska, A., De Wit, J., Benyamini, Y., Burkert, S., Chamberland, P. E., ... & Gauchet, A. (2016). Implementation intention and planning interventions in Health Psychology: Recommendations from the Synergy Expert Group for research and practice. Psychology & health, 31(7), 814-839.

Hernandez, L. A., Wolosky, M., & Stadler, G. (2016). Higher social norms are linked with lower activity enjoyment, particularly for persons with low self-efficacy. European Health Psychologist, 18(S), 593.

Bolger, N., Stadler, G., & Laurenceau, J. P. (2012). Power analysis for intensive longitudinal studies.

Stadler, G., Snyder, K. A., Horn, A. B., Shrout, P. E., & Bolger, N. P. (2012). Close relationships and health in daily life: A review and empirical data on intimacy and somatic symptoms. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74(4), 398-409.

Stadler, G., Oettingen, G., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2010). Intervention effects of information and self-regulation on eating fruits and vegetables over two years. Health Psychology, 29(3), 274.

Stadler, G., Oettingen, G., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2009). Physical activity in women: Effects of a self-regulation intervention. American journal of preventive medicine, 36(1), 29-34.




Vita Prof. Dr. Gertraud (Turu) Stadler

Resumé Prof. Dr. Gertraud Stadler

Curriculum Vitae

2019               Professorship in Prevention Research & Director of the Institute Gender Research in Medicine at
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
Since 2019 Honorary Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Since 2015 Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, USA
2015 Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
2011 - 2015 2015 Associate Research Scientist, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA.
2006 - 2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Managing Director of the Columbia Couples Lab, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, USA
2006          Doctorate, Summa Cum Laude, University of Hamburg, Department of Psychology
2001 - 2002 Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Educational Research Group Berlin, Germany
2000 Diploma in Psychology at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany
1998 Research Intern at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for Lifespan Psychology, Berlin, Germany



Honors and Awards

2014 Early Career Award, Department of Health Psychology, International Association for Applied Psychology.

2003 - 2004 Scholarship Abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

2002 - 2005 Scholarship for Graduate Studies, German Research Foundation (DFG)


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