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Jun.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Julia Martini, Dipl.-Psych., licensed psychotherapist

Research focus

  • Affective and anxiety disorders in children, adolescents and adults
  • Epidemiology of mental and behavioral disorders (course of mental disorders in women)
  • Perinatal and familial factors of mental disorders
  • Psychosocial research in paediatric oncology
  • Innovative approaches for early identification and targeted intervention

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​Official position 

Junior Professor for Psychiatric Diagnostics and Intervention


Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Business address 

Fetscherstraße 74
01307 Dresden

Academic education and degrees

​2000 - 2005

​Diploma in Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany


Doctor rer. nat. (equivalent to PhD) in Psychology, TUD, Germany

​2005 - 2012

Postgraduate Studies Psychotherapy, TUDIAS/IAP GmbH, Germany


Board exam Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy (Approbation), Germany

​Since 2013

Postgraduate Training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, DGVT Dresden, Germany


​Junior Professor, Faculty of Medicine, TU Dresden


Professional career

​2005 - 2011

Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, TUD, Germany

​2006 - 2008

Clinical Internship, Clinic of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital, TUD, Germany

​Since 2008

Head of work group “Maternal and Infant Health”, Faculty of Psychology,  TUD, Germany

​2011 - 2015

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, TUD, Germany

​2015 - 2016

​Head of the Outpatient Clinic for Families, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Prof. V. Roessner), Faculty of Medicine, TU Dresden

​2015 - present

Junior Professor for Psychiatric Diagnostics and Intervention, Faculty of Medicine, TU Dresden


​Head of work group "Psychosocial research in paediatric oncology Dresden - Leipzig" (with Dr. F. Schepper)


Incorporation of „Fachgruppe Forschung" der Psychosozialen Arbeitsgemeinschaft in der Pädiatrischen Onkologie und Hämatologie (PSAPOH) der Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Onkologie und Hämatologie (GPOH)
Deputy Spokesperson 2016-2017


Honors, awards and positions


Werner-Straub-Prize of the Faculty of Psychology at TU Dresden (diploma passed with distinction)

​2010 - 2013

Karl‐und‐Charlotte‐Bühler‐Award of the Faculty of Psychology at TUD for outstanding teaching (5 times)


​DAAD Travel Grant


Contributor to the DSM-5 Text Revision, Anxiety Disorder Group, American Psychiatric Association (APA)

​2017 - 2020

Highly cited publication in Web of Science: DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.01.012


transCampus Traval Grant


Current journal editorial positions

​Since 2019

Editorial Board Member “International Journal of Bipolar Disorders”


10 most important peer-reviewed papers (10 out of: 51, SCOPUS h-index: 11)

  1. Martini J, Beesdo-Baum K, Garthus-Niegel S, Wittchen H-U. The course of panic disorder during the peripartum period and the risk for adverse child development: a prospective-longitudinal study. J Affect Disord. 2020;266:722-30.
  2. Martini J, Bauer M, Lewitzka U, Voss C, Pfennig A et al. Suicidal ideation in pregnancy: rates, predictors and outcomes. J Affect Dis. 2019;257:518-526.
  3. Martini J, Petzoldt J, Knappe S, Garthus-Niegel S, Asselmann E, Wittchen H-U. Infant, maternal, and familial predictors and correlates of regulatory problems in early infancy: the differential role of infant temperament and maternal anxiety and depression. Early Hum Dev. 2017;115:23-31.
  4. Martini J, Knappe S, Garthus-Niegel S, Hoyer J. Mental disorders in women: natural course during premenstrual phases, peripartum period and perimenopause. Fortschr Neurol Psychiat. 2016;84(07):432-449.
  5. Martini J, Asselmann E, Einsle F, Wittchen HU. A prospective-longitudinal study on the association of anxiety disorders prior to pregnancy and pregnancy- and child-related fears. J Anxiety Disord. 2016;40:58-66.
  6. Petzoldt J, Wittchen HU, Einsle F, Martini J. Maternal anxiety versus depressive disorders: specific relations to infants' crying, feeding and sleeping problems. Child Care Health Dev. 2016;42(2):231-45.
  7. Martini J, Petzoldt J, Einsle F, Beesdo-Baum K, Wittchen HU. Risk factors and course patterns of anxiety and depressive disorders during pregnancy and after delivery: a prospective longitudinal study. J Affect Dis. 2015;175:385-395. (highly cited in Web of Science 2017-2020)
  8. Martini J, Wittich J, Petzoldt J, Winkel S, Einsle F et al. Maternal anxiety disorders prior to conception, psychopathology during pregnancy and early infants' development: a prospective longitudinal study. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2013;16(6):549-560.
  9. Martini J*, Knappe S*, Beesdo-Baum K, Lieb R, Wittchen HU. [shared first authorship] Anxiety disorders before birth and self-perceived distress during pregnancy: associations with maternal depression and obstetric, neonatal and early childhood outcomes. Early Hum Dev. 2010;86(5):305-310.
  10. Martini J, Wittchen HU, Soares C, Rieder A, Steiner M. New women-specific diagnostic modules: the Composite International Diagnostic Interview for Women (CIDI-VENUS). Arch Womens Ment Health. 2009;12(5):281-289.

Foto: Julia Martini

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