Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Ebert’s (*1979) research focuses on the development and evaluation of evidence-based Internet- and mobile-based health interventions for mental health conditions. Further research areas include health economic evaluations of psychological interventions, as well as the development and testing of multivariate prediction models for psychosocial health development and treatment effects.
Prof. Ebert studied at the Leuphana University Lüneburg and received his doctorate in Psychology in 2013 at the Philipps-University Marburg. He worked at Philipps-University Marburg, at Leuphana University Lüneburg, at Free University Amsterdam and at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 2018 he habilitated in Psychology at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg and was subsequently Associate Professor for Clinical Psychology at the VU Amsterdam. Since 2021 he has been holder of the chair of Psychology und Digital Mental Health at TUM.
- Comenius Award of the European Federation of Psychologist Associations (2017)
- Charlotte Carl Bühler Award (2016)
- Young Researcher Award of the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Group of the German Society for Psychology (2015)
- Prize of the German Society for Behavior Therapy (DGVT) for special contributions on the field of behavior therapy (2014)
- Early Career Researcher Award of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions ISRII (2011)
Key Publications (all publications)
Buntrock C**, Ebert DD**, Lehr D, Smit F, Riper H, Berking M, Cuijpers P: "Effect of a web-based guided self-help intervention for prevention of major depression in adults with subthreshold depression: a randomized clinical trial". JAMA. 2016;315:1854-1863.Abstract
Reins J, A, Buntrock C, Zimmermann J, Grund S, Harrer M, Lehr D, Baumeister H, Weisel K, Domhardt M, Imamura K, Kawakami N, Spek V, Nobis S, Snoek F, Cuijpers P, Klein J, P, Moritz S, Ebert D, D: Efficacy and Moderators of Internet-Based Interventions in Adults with Subthreshold Depression: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Psychother Psychosom 2021;90:94-106.Abstract
Erbe D, Eichert HC, Riper H, Ebert DD. "Blending face-to-face and internet-based interventions for the treatment of mental disorders in adults: systematic review". Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017;19:e306.Abstract
Ebert DD, Berking M, Thiart H, Riper H, Laferton JAC, Cuijpers P, Sieland B, Lehr D. "Restoring depleted resources: efficacy and mechanisms of change of an internet-based unguided recovery training for better sleep and psychological detachment from work". Health Psychology. 2015;34:1240-1251.Abstract
Cuijpers P, Karyotaki E, Reijnders M, Ebert DD. "Was Eysenck right after all? A reassessment of the effects of psychotherapy for adult depression". Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. 2019;28:2Abstract