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Sarah Sturmbauer, M.Sc.

Vita

  • since 09/2019: Psychological Councelling
  • since 2018: Professional training for systemic councelling at ISPA Fürth
  • since 2016: Scientific Associate at FAU Erlangen – Nürnberg, Department of Psychology, Chair of Health Psychology
  • since 2016: PhD Programme at FAU Erlangen – Nürnberg in Health Psychology
  • 2016: Graduation „Master of Science“ at University of Graz in Psychology
  • 2014 to 2016: Study Assistent at LKH Univ. Klinikum Graz, Department for ENT
  • 2014 to 2016: Master‘s Programme at University of Graz in Psychology
  • 2014: Graduation „Bachelor of Science“ at University of Graz in Psychology

Research Interests

  • Psychological diagnostics and methodology in health psychology
  • Changes in biomarkers (HR, HRV, blood pressure, cortisol, α-amylase, cytokines) with respect to acute and recurrent stress
  • Health consequences of chronic stress
  • Anxiety and coping in context of health care systems

Teaching

  • General psychology (seminar) – Bachelor
  • Experimental psychology internship – Bachelor
  • Field research internship – Bachelor
  • Biological principles in cognition (seminar) – Master

Further Qualifications

  • Teaching certificate „Hochschullehre Bayern – Grundstufe“
  • Advanced skills in data analysis with R

Publications

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

  • Roos, L. G., Janson, J., Sturmbauer, S. C., Bennett, J. M., & Rohleder, N. (2019). Higher trait reappraisal predicts stronger HPA axis habituation to repeated stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 101, 12-18. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.10.018
  • Sturmbauer, S. C., Hock, M., Rathner, E.-M., & Schwerdtfeger, A. R. (2019). Das Angstbewältigungsinventar für medizinische Situationen (ABI-MS). Diagnostica, 65 (4), 253-265. doi: 10.1026/0012-1924/a000233
  • Sturmbauer, S. C., Shields, G.S., Hetzel, E.-L., Rohleder, N. & Slavich, G.M. (2019). The Stress and Adversity Inventory for Adults (Adult STRAIN) in German: An overview and initial validation. PLoS ONE, 14 (5): e0216419. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216419

Conference Talks

  • Sturmbauer, S., Schwerdtfeger, A. R. & Rohleder, N. (2019). Assessment of physiological stress responses and word use in laboratory anamnesis interviews. 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Sturmbauer, S., Shields, G.S., Slavich G.M.& Rohleder, N. (2019). Lifetime stress exposure and its association with anti-inflammatory markers in young adults. 26thAnnual PNIRS and GEBIN Scientific Meeting, Berlin.
  • Sturmbauer, S., Hetzel, E.-L., Shields, G.S., Slavich, G.M., & Rohleder, N. (2018). Evaluation of the German Version of the Stress and Adversity Inventory for Adults (Adult STRAIN). 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), Galway, Ireland.
  • Sturmbauer, S., Schwerdtfeger, A. R. & Rohleder, N. (2018). Die Rolle von kognitiver Vermeidung und Vigilanz in einem simulierten medizinischen Setting – Validierung des Angstbewältigungsinventars für Medizinische Situationen (ABI-MS). 23. Coping Tagung, Bamberg, Germany.
  • Rathner, E.-M., Terhorst, Y., Sander, L., Sturmbauer, S., Fischer, D., Plaumann, K., Paeschke, D. & Baumeister, H. (2018). Apps against anxiety: Standardized expert quality ratings of apps that target anxiety for android and iOS. 5th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Research on Internet Intervention (ESRII), Dublin, Ireland.
  • Sturmbauer, S., Schwerdtfeger, & Hock, M. (2017). Das Angstbewältigungsinventar für medizinische Situationen (ABI-MS). 22. Coping Tagung, Trier, Germany.
  • Rohleder, N., Janson, J. & Sturmbauer, S. (2017). Mechanisms of habituation versus sensitization of inflammatory responses to repeated acute stress. 47th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE), Zürich, Switzerland.

Conference Posters

  • Sturmbauer, S., Shields, G.S., Großhauser, F., Slavich G.M.& Rohleder, N. (2019). Lifetime stress exposure and its association with anti-inflammatory markers in young adults. 26thAnnual PNIRS and GEBIN Scientific Meeting, Berlin.
  • Sturmbauer, S., Shields, G.S., Hetzel. E.-L., Rohleder, N. & Slavich G.M. (2019). The Stress and Adversity Inventory for Adults (Adult STRAIN) in German: An initial Validation. 77th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Janson, J., Sturmbauer, S., & Rohleder, N. (2019). Differential associations of adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies with stress response patterns of plasma IL-6 and IL-6 gene expression. 77th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Janson, J., Sturmbauer, S., Roos, L. G., & Rohleder, N. (2018). Cortisol habituation mediates the relationship between positive trait coping and plasma interleukin-6 habituation. 76th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Louisville, USA.
  • Roos, L. G., Janson, J., Sturmbauer, S., Bennett, J. M., & Rohleder, N. (2018). The role of emotion regulation strategies in HPA axis habituation to acute stress. 76th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Louisville, USA.
  • Sturmbauer, S., Hetzel, E.-L., Shields, G.S., Slavich, G.M., & Rohleder, N. (2017). German Translation and Evaluation of the Stress and Adversity Inventory for Adults (Adult STRAIN), 47th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE), Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Sturmbauer, S., Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Rathner, E.-M., Rohleder, N. & Hock, M. (2017). Coping with medical procedures: The ABI-MS. 47th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE), Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Sturmbauer, S., Schwerdtfeger, A. R., Rathner, E.-M., Rohleder, N. & Hock, M. (2017). Coping with medical procedures: Introduction of a new inventory. 75th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), Sevilla, Spain.
  • Sturmbauer, S., Rathner, E.-M., Hock, M. & Schwerdtfeger, A. R. (2016). Coping with medical procedures: Development of a questionnaire (ABI-MS). Joint Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society and British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology (EHPS / DHP), Aberdeen, Scotland.