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Professor Dr. Johannes Siegrist - Senior Professorship "Work Stress Research"



Education / Training

  • 1973 Habilitation in Sociology at the University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany
  • 1969 Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany
  • 1967 M.A in Sociology, University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany
  • 1963-1969 Studies of sociology, social psychology, philosophy and history at the University of Basel and Freiburg i. Br.


  • 1973-1992 Professor of Medical Sociology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Marburg, Germany (interrupted by visiting Professorships at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna, Austria (1977-1979) and at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA (1991))
  • 1992-2011 Professor of Medical Sociology and Director of the Postgraduate Training Program on Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Heinrich Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Since 2012 Senior Professor "Work Stress Research" , Faculty of Medicine, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

Honors & Awards

  • Hans Roemer Award (German College of Psychosomatic Medicine 1979)
  • Belle van Zuylen Chair (University of Utrecht, Netherlands 1994)
  • Honorary member European Society of Health and Medical Sociology 1998
  • Elected Member Academia Europaea London 2000
  • Salomon Neumann Award German Society of Social Medicine and Prevention 2001
  • Fellow European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology 2003
  • Honorary Member German Society of Medical Sociology 2003
  • Research Award European Society of Health and Medical Sociology 2004
  • Corresponding Member, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences 2004

Memberships, Offices & Committee Assignments

  • President of the International Society of Behavioural Medicine (1996-1998), of the European Society of Health and Medical Sociology (1990-1992).
  • Director European Science Foundation Program on Social Variations in Health Expectancy in Europe (1999-2003)
  • Chair Section "Behavioural Sciences", Academia Europaea (since 2004)
  • Member of the Concil of the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf (since 2012)

Major Research Interests

  • Chronic psychosocial stress at work and development of chronic diseases
  • Social determinants of health in early old age
  • Concepts and measurements of social inequalities in health
  • Sociological aspects of clinical decision-making and evaluation research


List of scientific publications (1970 – 2019)

Original papers, Review articles, invited Commentaries:





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