Prof. Dr. Karin Meißner

Fields of Teaching and Research

  • Integrative Medicine in Health Promotion
  • Medical Psychology / Health Sciences
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Placebo Effect, Nocebo Effect, Complementary Medicine, Doctor-Patient-Communication


University Activities

  • Head of the Master Degree Program Health Promotion
  • Member of the Research Group Health Promotion

Professional Activities

  • Private Lecturer (Priv.-Doz.) for Medical Psychology (Faculty of Medicine, LMU Munich)
  • Head of Research Group ‘Placebo Research’, Institute of Medical Psychology, LMU Munich
  • Visiting Lecturer for Medical Psychology (Georg-August-University Göttingen)
  • Statistical Editor, Journal of Medical Psychology (IOS Press)
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer for International Journals

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2016: Professorship of Integrative Medicine in Health Promotion (W2), Coburg University
  • since 2013: Head of study group „Placebo Research“, Institute of Medical Psychology, LMU Munich
  • 2013: Habilitation (Dr. med. habil.), LMU Munich
  • 2009-2012: Senior Researcher, Institute of General Practice, Technical University of Munich
  • 2007-2009: Teacher and Researcher, Self-employment
  • 2000-2006: Post Doc, Institute of Medical Psychology, LMU Munich
  • 2000: Dissertation (Dr. med.), LMU Munich
  • 1999: Clinical Investigator, Sciencia GmbH, Munich
  • 1997-1998: Doctor in Internship (AiP), Psychiatric Department, Hospital Haar
  • 1994-1997: Dissertation Fellowship, Institute of Medical Psychology, LMU Munich
  • 1987-1994: Human Medicine, LMU Munich

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SIPS)
  • German Psychological Society (DGPs)
  • German Society for Medical Psychology (DGMP)
  • Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft (DGSS), German Section of International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
  • German Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility (DGNM)
  • The State Chamber of Physicians of Bavaria (BLÄK)
  • Bavarian Association of Professors and Lecturers at Universities of Applied Sciences (VHB)