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Authors > Johannes Hebebrand, MD, PhD

Johannes Hebebrand, MD, PhD is Editor-in-Chief of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ECAP); Head, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy; and Medical Director of LVR-Klinikum Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen in  Germany. He is a co-author of Eating Disorders and Obesity in Children and Adolescents.


Prof. Johannes Hebebrand obtained his MD from the University of Heidelberg and his PhD from the University of Bonn.


At the University of Duisburg-Essen, Prof. Hebebrand’s group has recently been involved in international consortia to detect polygenes for complex disorders including obesity, anorexia nervosa and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Prof. Hebebrand has been fascinated by research into the opposite ends of the body weight distribution and by assessing the implications of neuroendocrine and genetic research related to obesity for anorexia nervosa. He also has a strong interest in early onset obesity.


In addition to his teaching research and clinical practice, Prof. Hebebrand has been an editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie and was Editor-in-Chief of Obesity Facts, the official journal of the European Association for the Study of Obesity. He has  published in numerous professional journals, and he is currently Editor-in Chief of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association. He was President of the German Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2008 and 2009 and was also on the board of the German Obesity Society.

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