Professor of Medical Psychology; Charité University Medicine Berlin
Assistant Professor; University of California, Irvine
Sonja Entringer is a Professor of Medical Psychology at the Charité University Medicine Berlin, and an Assistant Professor in the UC Irvine Development, Health and Disease Research Program. Her major academic interests are in the area of developmental programming of health and disease risk, with an emphasis on the effects of stress and stress-related biological and behavioral processes during human pregnancy on short- and long-term health-related outcomes. She conducted one of the first studies in humans of long-term consequences of prenatal stress exposure on endocrine, immune, metabolic and cognitive function of the offspring. She currently is the principal investigator of several NIH funded research grants to investigate the influence of stress-related endocrine and inflammatory markers during pregnancy on newborn and infant body composition and metabolic function. Her studies also focus on potential biological mechanisms of developmental programming, including telomere biology.