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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sonja Entringer

University professor, Principal investigator

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Luisenstraße 57
10117 Berlin

Campus / internal address:
Luisenstraße 57

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  • Fetal programming of health and disease risk
  • Psychobiology of pregnancy
  • Developmental programming of obesity risk
  • Stress and cellular aging (telomere biology, epigenetics)
  • Migration and health
  • Ecological-Momentary-Assessment (EMA) methods


Additional information

Interview with Prof. Dr. Sonja Entringer: Supporting emotional wellbeing of mums boosts health of newborns

Ongoing research projects (Principal Investigator):

  • Prenatal Stress and Programming of Newborn and Infant Telomere Biology and Cellular Aging European Research Commission (ERC) Starting Grant, ESR 67807310/2016 – 09/2021
  • Maternal Acculturation during Pregnancy and Newborn and Infant Adiposity in Mexican-Americans (Pathik Wadhwa, Co-PI) NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, R01 MD-01073810/2016 – 09/2021
  • Social Disadvantage and Fetal Programming of Newborn-Infant Telomere Biology (Pathik Wadhwa, Hyagriv Simhan, Elissa Epel MPIs) NIH/National Institute of Aging, R01 AG-05045507/01/2016-06/30/2021
  • Intergenerational transmission of health disparities among Turkish-origin residents in Germany: role of maternal stress and stress biology during pregnancy German Research Foundation (DFG), EN 851/2-105/2015 – 04/2018

Honors and awards:

  • 2017: Elected Member, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR)
  • 2015: Curt Richter Award of the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) (“in recognition of distinguished early to mid career scientific contributions at the interface of health-related biological and psychological processes”)

Selected Publications:

External location:

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
3117 Gillespie Neuroscience Research Facility,
Irvine, CA 92697, USA
Tel: +1 714 456 8401

Vita Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sonja Entringer

CV Sonja Entringer

Functions / offices

  • University professor, Institute of Medical Psychology, Charité Berlin
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Investigator, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine