Curriculum Vitae

PD Dr. Jürgen Barth

Home address: Tscharnerstrasse 45
CH-3007 Bern
Switzerland
Mobil: +41 (0)76 3244 698
Work address: UniversityHospital Zurich
Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Sonneggstrasse 6
CH-8091 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone: +41 (0)44 255 33 54; Telefax: +41 (0)44 255 43 94
juergen.barth@usz.ch

 

Position

Director of Research University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland, Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (Director Prof. Dr. C. Witt, MBA).

Research interests
·        Health Psychology: Resources for health. Risk perception and fear appeals. Psychosocial consequences of new medical technologies and social acceptance. Health behaviour and behaviour change.

·        Clinical Psychology: Mental distress after trauma, accidents and medical illness. Short-term psychotherapy for persons with medical illness (CHD, HIV). Non pharmacological interventions. Quality of life and well-being of disabled persons.

·        Research methodology: Assessment. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Narrative reviews.

 
Academic Degrees

 

1993 Dipl. Psych. (Diploma in Psychology)
Universities of Eichstätt and Freiburg
1999 Dr. phil. Clinical Psychology
University of Freiburg
Tobacco prevention trough fear: the effect of fear appeals in adolescents
1999 Graduation as Psychotherapist (Approbation)
2006 Habilitation in Psychology
Title “Psychosocial aspects in coronary heart disease: impact on aetiology, prognosis and treatment” (University Freiburg)
2012 Habilitation Psychosocial Medicine and Psychotherapy
(University Bern)
2012 Certificate of Advanced Studies Research Management (University Bern)


Academic Training
1987 – 1993 Studies in Psychology (Diplom) at the Universities of Eichstätt and Freiburg
1991 – 1993 Studies in Law, University Freiburg
Academic Positions
1993-1997 Research associate at the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany

 

1999-10/2005 Assistant Professor at the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany

 

1999-10/2006 Head of the section “Psychosocial Rehabilitation” at the outpatient clinic of the Institute of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany

 

10/2005 – 9/2006 Chair (ad interim) of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy University of Freiburg, Germany

 

10/2006 – 12/2013 Senior Researcher Division of Social and Behavioral Health Research, University of Bern, Switzerland. Head Research Group Mental Health.

 

Since 1/2014 Director of Research Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Funding
Total funding about 3.9 Mio CHF (1.9 Mio CHF as PI). Funders: Swiss National Science Foundation (CH), Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie (D), Bundeszentrale für Gesundheitliche Aufklärung (D), Bundesamt für Gesundheit (CH), Swiss Cancer League (CH), Rheumaliga Schweiz (CH), Optimus Foundation (CH).