Harald C. Traue

Department of Medical Psychology

Ulm University

Harald C. Traue

Prof. Dr. Harald C. Traue

born 7.9.1950 at the coast of the North Sea, married, two children

1969 - 1975 Study of Natural and Computer Sciences, Cybernetics, Communication and Social Sciences

1978 PhD in Human Biology

1978 – 1983 Senior Researcher at the Medical School Ulm University

1983 - 1987 Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary/Canada

1986 - 1989 Head of Psychophysiology at the Psychotherapy Research in Stuttgart

1987 Habilitation in Medical Psychology

1987 - 1993 Lecturer of Medical Psychology at the Ulm University

1993 Professor of Medical Psychology at Ulm University

1994 Certification in Pain Therapy and Supervisor (DGSS)

1995 Research Director of the Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims Ulm/Germany

2003 - 2017 Head of Medical Psychology at Ulm University

2004-2008 President of the German Society of Psychological Pain Research and Therapy (DGPSF)

2005 -2010 Vice President of the German Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (DGSS)

2008 Scientific Head and founding member of the European Danube Academy

2013 - 2017 President of German Pain Foundation

Since 2017 Professor (retired) at Ulm University

Areas of Research

Cognitive Science and Emotion: Emotion regulation, affective computing, artificial intelligence

Behavioral Medicine: Chronic pain, depression, stress, extreme trauma and torture

Public Health: Torture prevention, trauma treatment, human rights and health, migration


Verhaltenstherapie und Verhaltensmedizin

Zeitschrift für Medizinische Psychologie

Biofeedback and Self-Regulation

Psycho-Social-Medicine - PSM (e-journal)


Humboldt Foundation

New Zealand Research Council

TransCoop Program

Swiss national Research Fond

German Research Foundation (DFG)


13 national and international scientific awards for research performance in pain, health prevention, emotion regulation, and for excellent teaching as well as for Human Right Issues.


Prof. Dr. Harald C. Traue

Medical Psychology

Ulm University, Frauensteige 6, D-89086 Ulm

phone: ++49 173 6518342

fax ++49 731 500 61912

e-mail: harald.traue@uni-ulm.de