The main aim of my research is to explore the effects of psychological and pharmacological interventions on trauma-related disorders like PTSD. I am currently involved in an RCT on the effects Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus medication (SSRI, paroxetine) for PTSD. Current pilot-studies concern biofeedback addition to exposure therapy in PTSD and the administration of hydrocortisone for PTSD-patients. In my research activities, I am also interested in psychobiological and neuroendocrine aspects of stress and stress-related disorders like PTSD as well as its epidemiology. Previously, I have been coordinating an EU-funded project to improve psychosocial care after trauma and disaster Europe-wide.