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Ilinca Serbanescu


Contact Information

Center for Economics and Neuroscience
Zentrale wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der Universität Bonn
Nachtigallenweg 86
Room: 1.014
D-53127 Bonn, Germany
Tel: +49 228 73-8297
Fax: +49 228 73-8299

Main Research Interests

  •  Health and clinical psychology
  • Human decision making in the context of nutrition and food choices and its neuronal correlates
  •  Interaction between physical activity, nutrition and psychological well-being

Curriculum Vitae

2016-present Research associate at the Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany (member of competence cluster in nutrition research “Diet-Body-Brain”:
2016-2017 Lecturer and research associate at the University Hospital of Bonn, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Department of Medical Psychology, Bonn, Germany
2014-2015 Student research assistant at the Clinical Institute of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Düsseldorf
2013-2015 Master of Science in Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
2010-2013 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany


  • Serbanescu, I., Walter, H., Schnell, K., Kessler, H., Weber, B., Drost, S., Groß, M., Neudeck, P., Klein, J.P., Assmann, N., Zobel, I., Backenstrass, M., Hautzinger, M., Meister, R., Härter, M., Schramm, E., Schoepf, D. (2020). Combining baseline characteristics to disentangle response differences to disorder-specific versus supportive psychotherapy in patients with persistent depressive disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy 124, 103512.
  • Klein, J. P., Erkens, N., Schweiger, U., Kriston, L., Bausch, P., Zobel, I., Hautzinger, H., Schoepf, D., Serbanescu, I., Bailer, J., Backenstrass M., Wambach, K., Walter, H., Härter, M., & Schramm, E. (2018). Does childhood maltreatment moderate the effect of the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy versus supportive psychotherapy in persistent depressive disorder? Psychotherapy and psychosomatics, 87(1), 46-48.
  • Müller, V. I., Cieslik, E. C., Serbanescu, I., Laird, A. R., Fox, P. T., & Eickhoff, S. B. (2017). Altered brain activity in unipolar depression revisited: Meta-analyses of neuroimaging studies. JAMA Psychiatry, 74(1), 47-55.
  • Serbanescu, I. & Baumeister, H. (2016). Psychische Störungen bei Patienten mit chronischen körperlichen Erkrankungen. Public Health Forum, 24(2), 124-126.



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