Prof. Dr. Ulrich John






Phone +49 3834 /  867720
E-Mail ulrich.john[at]


Research areas

  • Reduction of health risk behaviors in populations
  • Motivating people to change behavior
  • Morbidity and mortality among people with health risk behaviors
  • Risks of alcohol consumption in populations



since 2019     

Professor emeritus

1997 – 9/2019

University professor and director of the Institute of Social Medicine and Prevention at the University Medicine Greifswald. Scientific work: epidemiology of of chronic disease, public-health impact of computer-based intervention to change health risk behavior, reach of populations and efficacy of interventions among general population samples about motivating to change health risk behavior

1996 - 1997


1992 - 1996

Assistant professor

1986 - 1997

Research scientist, Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University Luebeck, Germany. Head of a research group about epidemiology and prevention of alcohol use disorders

1981 - 1986

Research scientist, Department of Psychiatry at the University Hospital Hamburg, Germany, in a study about epidemiology of psychiatric disease

1973 - 1979

University training in psychology at the Technical University Berlin, Germany

Membership in advisory boards

Membership in advisory boards

  • German Cancer Aid
  • Committee membership for the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP)

Ongoing research projects