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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.

Peer-reviewed articles


Haering, S., Seligowski, A., Linnstaedt, S., Michopoulos, V., …, McLean, S., Kessler, R., Koenen, K., Powers, A.#, Stevens, J.# (in press). Disentangling sex differences in PTSD risk factors: a systematic overview and multiple mediation analysis in the AURORA study. Nature Mental Health.

Haering, S., Schulze, L., Geiling, A., Meyer, C., Klusmann, H., Schumacher, S., Knaevelsrud, C., Engel, S. (in press). Higher risk – less data: A systematic review and meta-analysis on the role of sex and gender in trauma research. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science.

Haering, S.*, Kooistra, M. J.*, Bourey, C., Chimed-Ochir, U., Doubková, N., Hoeboer, C. M., Lathan, E. C., Stevenson, A., Christie, H.#, de Haan, A. # (in press). Exploring transdiagnostic trauma-related symptoms across the world: a latent class analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.

Friedel, E., Abels, I., Henze, G.-I., Haering, S., Buspavanich, P. and Stadler, G. (2024). Die Depression im Spannungsfeld der Geschlechterrollen. Der Nervenarzt. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00115-024-01616-6

Kendel, F., Fechner, K., Olbrich, C., Feufel, M. A., Speiser, D.# & Haering, S.# (2024). Talking about familial breast and ovarian cancer risk - a psychosocial training module for gynecologists. Cancers, 16(2), 310.  https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers16020310.

Riecke, A.,* Klusmann, H.,* Heinrich, M., Haering, S., Blecker, M. K., Knaevelsrud, C.# & Schumacher, S.# (2024). Taube Menschen in Deutschland: Mental Health Literacy und Einschätzung der Angebote des psychiatrisch-psychotherapeutischen Versorgungssystem – eine Online Studie. [Deaf people in Germany: mental health literacy and perception of mental health services.] Verhaltenstherapie. 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1159/000535009


Stadler, G.,* Chesaniuk, M.,* Haering, S., Roseman, J., Straßburger, V., Schraudner, M., Diversity Assessment Group (2023). Diversified innovations in the health sciences: Proposal for a Diversity Minimal Item Set (DiMIS). Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy33, 101072. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scp.2023.101072.

Speiser, D.*, Kendel, F.*, Fechner, K., Olbrich, C., Stegen, S., Haering, S., Rörig, A., & Feufel, M. A. (2023). iKNOWgynetics – A web‐based learning concept to empower primary care gynecologists to participate in the care of patients with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer. Journal of Genetic Counseling, jgc4.1750. https://doi.org/10.1002/jgc4.1750

*indicates shared first authorship

# Shared last authorship