Are community development and social work more complementary

Prof. Dr. med. habil. Karin Meißner, M.Sc.

Teaching and research areas

  • Integrative medicine in health promotion
  • Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Research in the field of placebo and nocebo effects, gynecological diseases, complementary medical procedures

Functions

In college

Outside the university

  • Member of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SIPS)
  • Member of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs)
  • Member of the German Society for Medical Psychology (DGMP)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Societas Medicinae Sinensis (SMS)
  • Associate Editor, Complementary Medicine Research (Karger Verlag)
  • Associate Editor, PsyCh Journal (Wiley Online Publishers)

Brief CV

  • since 2021: Research professorship, Coburg University
  • since 2016: Professorship for Integrative Medicine in Health Promotion, Coburg University
  • 2015 - 2019: Master of Science (M.Sc.), Traditional Chinese Medicine, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • 2013 - 2020: Head of the “Placebo Research” working group, Institute for Medical Psychology, LMU Munich
  • 2013: Habilitation in the field of medical psychology, LMU Munich
  • 2009 - 2012: Scientific activity, Institute for General Medicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • 2007 - 2009: Freelance lecturer and author
  • 2000 - 2006: Scientific activity, Institute for Medical Psychology, LMU Munich
  • 2000: Doctorate (Dr. med.), LMU Munich
  • 1999 - 2001: Scientific activity, Human Sciences Center, LMU Munich
  • 1998: License to practice medicine, Bavarian State Medical Association
  • 1997 - 1998: Internship at the Haar District Hospital
  • 1994 - 1997: Scholarship (Holler Foundation), Institute for Medical Psychology, LMU Munich
  • 1994: State examination in medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich

Memberships

  • Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SIPS)
  • German Society for Psychology (DGP)
  • German Society for Medical Psychology (DGMP)
  • German Pain Society (DGSS)
  • German Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility (DGNM)
  • Bavarian State Medical Association (BLÄK)
  • Association of University Teachers in Bavaria (VHB)
  • German University Association (DHV)

Projects

  • Placebo effects on nausea
  • Nocebo Effects in Oncology
  • Nocebo effects in dysmenorrhea
  • Diagnosis and prevention of endometriosis
  • Health-promoting effects of Qigong, Taiji and acupressure

Publications

on Researchgate