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Prof. Dr. Corinna Jacobi, Dipl.-Psych., Professor of Clinical Psychology and E-Mental Health

Research focus

  • Eating disorders and obesity
  • Risk factors for mental health problems and disorders
  • E-mental health
  • Development and evaluation of digital/online interventions for mental health problems (prevention, self-help, treatment, maintenance)
  • Cross-national, technology-based mental health care delivery models

​Official position 

Chair, Department of Clinical Psychology and E-Mental Health


Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dresden, Germany

Business address 

Chemnitzer Straße 46a
01187 Dresden

Academic education and degrees


Diploma in Psychology


Dr. rer. biol. hum. (Human Biology), Medical Hospital, Hannover


Postdoctoral lecture qualification (venia legendi) in Clinical Psychology


Professional career

​1983 - 1987

Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Göttingen


Research scholarship at Maudsley Hospital London

​1987 - 1991

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in psychosomatic hospitals (Bad Pyrmont, Laufen) and in private practice

​1991 - 1997

Assistant Professor, University of Hamburg, Institute of Psychology, Department of Behavior Therapy

​1999 - 2000

DFG-Scholarship as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

​2001 - 2004

Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Trier, Department of Psychology

​2004 - 2015

Endowed Professor at the University of Dresden: “Basic Research and Interventions of Eating Disorders and Associated Disorders”

​2015 - present

Professor of Clinical Psychology and E-Mental Health, University of Dresden


Honors, awards and positions



​Since 2016

Member of the DGPPN/DGPs Task Force “E-Mental Health”


Current journal editorial positions

​Since 2004

International Journal of Eating Disorders


10 most important peer-reviewed papers (10 out of 135, SCOPUS h-index: 24)

  1. Jacobi C, Agras WS, Hammer L. Predicting children's eating disturbances at 8 years of age. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatr. 2001;40:364-372.

  2. Jacobi C, Agras WS, Bryson S, Hammer L. Behavioral validation, precursors and concomitants of picky eating in childhood. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatr. 2003;42:76-84.

  3. Jacobi C, Hayward C, de Zwaan M, Kraemer H, Agras WS. Coming to terms with risk factors for eating disorders: Application of risk terminology and suggestions for a general taxonomy. Psychol Bull. 2004;130(1):19-65.

  4. Jacobi C, Schmitz G, Agras WS. Is picky eating an eating disorder? Int J Eat Disord. 2008;41(7):626-34.

  5. Jacobi C, Völker U, Trockel TM, Taylor CB. Effects of an Internet-based Intervention for Subthreshold Eating Disorders: A randomized controlled trial. Behav Res Ther. 2012;50:93-99.

  6. Jacobi C, Hütter K, Völker U, Möbius K, Richter R et al. Parent-based, indicated prevention for anorexia nervosa: Results of a randomized controlled efficacy trial. J Med Internet Res. 2018;20(12):e296.

  7. Wilksch SM, O'Shea A, Taylor, CB, Wilfley DE, Jacobi C, Wade TD. Online prevention of disordered eating in at-risk young-adult women: A two-country pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Psychol Med. 2018;13:1-11.

  8. Beintner I, Vollert B, Zarski AC, Bolinski F, Musiat P… Jacobi C. Reporting of adherence in RCTs examining manualized multi-session online interventions: A systematic review of practices and a proposal for reporting standards. J Med Internet Res. 2019;21(8):e14181.

  9. Taylor CB, Graham AK, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Sadeh-Sharvit S, Balantekin KN … Jacobi C. Optimizing Eating Disorder Treatment and Prevention for Individuals Identified Via Screening: An Idea Worth Researching. Int J Eat Disord. 2019;52(11):1224-1228.

  10. Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Taylor CB, Graham AK, Sadeh-Sharvit S, Balantekin KN, Eichen DM … Jacobi C et al. Effectiveness of a Digital Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Guided Self-Help Intervention for Eating Disorders in College Women: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(8):e2015633.

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