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Prof. Dr. med. Christine Rummel-Kluge

Research focus

  • E-Mental Health, Online Interventions
  • Cochrane meta-analysis
  • Suicide prevention 
  • Psychoeducation 
  • Peer-to-peer-strategies
  • Compliance
  • Family involvement
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Official position

Chief resident, Head of the psychiatric outpatient department, Head of research lab „E-Mental Health and Cochrane meta-analyses“​​


Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig​​​

Business address

Semmelweisstr. 10
04103 Leipzig


Academic education and degrees

1993 - 2000

Medical studies, M.D., TU Munich


Doctoral thesis “Determination of the neuroleptic threshold dose” (TU Munich), Dr. med.


Habilitation „Compliance-promoting measures in the treatment of schizophrenia” (TU Munich), Priv.-Doz. Dr. med.


Nomination as Professor Dr. med. (University of Leipzig)


Professional career

2000 - 2010

Reside​ncy in Psychiatry, TU Munich


Medical specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy

2010 - 2017

Executive director of the German Depression Foundation (“Stiftung Deutsche Depressionshilfe”) and research associate at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Leipzig

Since 05/2017

Chief resident, Head of the psychiatric outpatient department, Head of the research lab „E-Mental Health and Cochrane meta-analyses“


Honors, awards and positions


Special award „Klinikförderpreis der bayerischen Landesbank": „Patients inform patients"


Award „Financial Times Germany“: „Guideline Depression“


ECNP Summer School of Neuropsychopharmacology

Since 2015

Member of the DGPPN-group “Suicidology”

Since 2017

Member of the Doctoral Committee, University of Leipzig

​Since 2018

Hygiene Physician in the Department of Psychiatry

Since 2018

Representative Teaching Officer

Since 2019

Member of the Clinical Ethics Committee


Current Journal Editorial positions 

Since 2020

​Associate Editor, Der Nervenarzt

10 most important peer-reviewed papers (10 out of 81, Scopus h-index: 24)

  1. Oehler C, Görges F, Rogalla M, Rummel-Kluge C*, Hegerl U*. Efficacy of a Guided Web-Based Self-Management Intervention for Depression or Dysthymia: Randomized Controlled Trial With a 12-Month Follow-Up Using an Active Control Condition. J Med Internet Res. 2020;14;22(7). * shared last authorship

  2. Webelhorst C, Jepsen L, Rummel-Kluge C. Utilization of e-mental-health and online self-management interventions of patients with mental disorders—A cross-sectional analysis. PLoS One. 2020;20;15(4).

  3. Baldofski S, Kohls E, Bauer S, Becker K, Bilic S … Rummel-Kluge C. Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of two online interventions for children and adolescents at risk for depression (E.motion trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial within the ProHEAD consortium. Trials. 2020;20,53.

  4. Görges F, Oehler C, von Hirschhausen E, Hegerl U, Rummel-Kluge C. GET.HAPPY2 - User perspectives on an internet-based self-management positive psychology intervention among persons with and without depression: Results from a retrospective survey. J Clin Psychol. 2019;0,0.

  5. Heinz I, Mergl R, Hegerl U, Rummel-Kluge C, Kohls E. Depression stigma and management of suicidal callers: a cross-sectional survey of crisis hotline counselors. BMC Psychiatry. 2019;19(1),342-.

  6. Görges F, Oehler C, von Hirschhausen E, Hegerl U, Rummel-Kluge C. GET.HAPPY - Acceptance of an internet-based self-management positive psychology intervention for adult primary care patients with mild and moderate depression or dysthymia: A pilot study. Internet Interv. 2018;7;12:26-35.

  7. Kohls E, Hug F, Stahl M, Driessen P, Roemer C … Rummel-Kluge C. Peer counseling in depression care: A pilot study in a psychiatric inpatient setting. Psychiatry Res. 2018;270:698-704.

  8. Hegerl U, Mergl R, Doganay G, Reschke K, Rummel-Kluge C. Why has the continuous decline in German suicide rates stopped in 2007? PLoS One. 2013;14,8(8).

  9. Rummel-Kluge C, Komossa K, Schwarz S, Hunger H, Schmid F et al. Second-generation antipsychotic drugs and extrapyramidal side effects: a systematic review and meta-analysis of head-to-head comparisons. Schizophr Bull. 2012;38(1):167-77.

  10. Rummel-Kluge C, Komossa K, Schwarz S, Hunger H, Schmidt F et al. Head-to-head comparisons of metabolic side effects of second generation antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research. 2010;123(2-3):255-33.​

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