Conference Chairman/President Elect
David Ebert, PhD, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Germany
Dr David Daniel Ebert´s work focuses on the development and evaluation of internet and mobile-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of common mental health disorders. He received his PhD with special honours (summa cum laude) in 2013, and was trained at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany, the VU University, Amsterdam, and Harvard University, Boston. He was formerly head of the division for Health Trainings Online at the Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany, and now leads the E-Mental Health unit at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Together with his team he has developed over ten different internet-interventions, including interventions for the prevention of depression, major depression, depression and comorbid chronic somatic conditions, such as diabetes and chronic back pain, relapse prevention, panic disorder, chronic pain, work-related stress, insomnia, hazardous alcohol use, and stress in college-students. The efficacy and cost-effectiveness of these interventions have been or are currently being evaluated in over 30 randomized controlled trials.
David is a member of the boards of directors and president elect of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions, co-founder and director of the European Society for Research on Internet-Interventions, a member of the “task force e-health” for the European Federation of Psychologists' Association, an editorial board member for the Journal Internet-Interventions, published by Elsevier, as well as associate editor of BMC Medical Research Methodology. In addition to his research, David is very much interested in the implementation of eMental health interventions in routine mental health care. In order to facilitate this, he co-founded the GET.ON Institute for health trainings online, which aims to transfer evidence-based eMental Health Intervention in routine mental health care, and consults national and international companies, clinics, and health insurance companies on the implementation of eMental Health on a regular basis. He is also responsible, as work-package leader, for a large EU funded project for the implementation and dissemination of iCBT in routine care of five European countries.
Based on his achievements, he has received several awards, such as the ISRII Early Career Award, the Young Investigator Award of the Division for Clinical Psychology of the German Society for Psychology 2015, the DGVT Award for outstanding achievements for further development of behavioral therapy, and the Charlotte-Karl Bühler Prize of the German Society for Psychology 2016 for the status of an influential research programme that has already impacted the field of psychology research and beyond.
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