Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine


Prof. Dr. Jennifer Inauen

Head of the Department of Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine

+41 31 684 36 41
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Postal Address
Universität Bern
Institut für Psychologie
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern

Research interests:

  • Health behavior change
  • Mobile health
  • Intensive-longitudinal methods
  • Global health


Covid-19: Current research projects in the context of the coronavirus pandemic


Further research projects (selected)

Fall 2021:

  • Lecture: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine in Practice
  • Seminar: Habits and Health

Spring 2021:

  • Lecture: Research Methods of Health Psychology

  • Proseminar: Health Behavior Change



Selected publications:

Inauen, J., Contzen, N., Frick, V., Kadel, P., Keller, J., Kollmann, J., Mata, J., van Valkengoed, A.M. (2021). Environmental issues are health issues: Making a case and setting an agenda for environmental health psychology. European Psychologist, 26(3), 219-229.

Berli*, C., Inauen*, J., Stadler, G., Scholz, U., & Shrout, P.E. (2020). Understanding between person interventions with time-intensive longitudinal outcome data: Longitudinal mediation analyses. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

*The authors share first authorship.

Inauen, J., Lilje, J., & Mosler, H.-J. (2020). Refining hand washing interventions by identifying active ingredients: A cluster-randomized controlled trial in rural Zimbabwe. Social Science & Medicine, 245.

Kwasnicka, D., Inauen, J., Nieuwenboom, W., Nurmi, J., Schneider, A., Short, C.E. … Naughton, F. (2019). Challenges and solutions for N-of-1 design studies in health psychology, Health Psychology Review, 13(2), 163-178. doi:

Video Abstract: 

Inauen, J., Bolger, N., Shrout, P.E., Stadler, G., Amrein, M., Rackow, P., & Scholz, U. (2017). Using support group messaging to promote healthy eating: A randomized trial in daily life. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 9(3), 303–323.

Inauen, J., Shrout, P., Bolger, N., Stadler, G., & Scholz, U. (2016). Mind the gap? An intensive longitudinal study of between-person and within-person intention-behavior relations. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50, 516-522.