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M.Sc. Stephanie Häring


Clinical Psychological Intervention

PhD Candidate

Schloßstr. 1 (Entrance via Turm 8 in Bornstraße)
Room 2.08.05
12163 Berlin

Stephanie Haering studied psychology, politics, and international business management in Germany, Turkey, and the US. She is currently a PhD candidate at Freie Universität Berlin, a research associate at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and has spent a research stay at Grady Trauma Project (Emory University, GA, USA).


In her thesis with the working title ‘Higher Risk – Less Research? Addressing the Gender Data Gap in Psychotraumatology’ Stephanie takes a sex and gender-sensitive perspective on trauma-related health outcomes. This includes the examination of women-specific topics, as well as an investigation of sex- and gender-differences in PTSD risk factors and trajectories.

Current positions include work in the following projects:

  • ELSA – Examining the Experiences of Women with an Unintended Pregnancy (Freie Universität Berlin; Clinical Psychological Intervention)
  • Closing the Gender and Diversity Data Gap in the Health Sciences (Gender in Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin)
  • Teaching: Communication and patient interaction (Medical curriculum, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

Past positions included work in the following projects:

  • Grady Trauma Project: Visiting Scholar (Emory University, GA, USA)
  • iKNOWgynetics – A Training for Gynecologists Discussing BRCA Genetic Testing (Research associate, Gender in Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin)
  • Cognitive control and daily affect regulation in major depression and borderline personality disorder (Student Assistant, Freie Universität Berlin; Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy)
  • PROFIL – Professionalisierung für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre (Student assistant, Technical University Berlin)


Awards & Scholarships

2022 – Traumatic Stress Summer School Scholarship, German Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Since 2021 – PhD Fellowship, Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw)

2018 - 2020 – M.Sc. Study Scholarship, Freie Universität Berlin (‚Deutschlandstipendium‘)

2016 – POLITEIA PRIZE Aard for excellent work in the field of women and gender studies, Thesis Prize, Berlin School of Economics and Law

2013 – Fulbright Travel Grant for academic stay at Mount Holyoke College, MA, USA, Fulbright Commission

2013 – PROMOS Scholarship for academic stay at Mount Holyoke College, MA, USA, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Stephanie’s work focuses on sex and gender-sensitive mental health research, with a special focus on traumatic stress research and women’s health. Stephanie is interested in improving diversity in research and practice and addressing disparities in health access and outcomes. She has a strong methodological background including training in intensive longitudinal data analysis, community-based participatory research and meta-research. In her teaching, Stephanie aims to create a safe and positive learning environment where students can discuss and practice how to use patient-centered communication to address topics such as gender-based violence or breaking bad news.