Prof. Dr. med. Henriette Krug, Dipl. theol.

Dr. med. Henriette Krug

Professor for Ethics in Health and Medicine

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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Henriette Krug studied theology and medicine at the University of Heidelberg and at the Humboldt University and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. During her medical doctorate she worked in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the Charité on genetic variability as a possible cause of neuroleptic-induced movement disorders. During her studies, she also worked as a research assistant in the philosophy of religion at the Theological Faculty in Heidelberg; as a nursing assistant in different clinics; and as a student assistant in the call and standby services of the German Foundation for Organ Transplantation Berlin. After completing her parallel studies, she completed her specialist training as a medical assistant and research associate at the Department of Neurology at the Charité Berlin (AG movement disorders / In-depth brain stimulation) in 2003. She moved to the Department of Neuropsychiatry at the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Charité Campus Mitte as a specialist in neurology in 2016 to work as a medical specialist for neurology. Since April 2018 she teaches at the Medical School Hamburg as Professor ad interim for Ethics in Health and Medicine in the module Ethics in Medicine and Health Professions.


Since taking up her post at the Department of Neurology at the Charité, Henriette Krug has been  teaching medical students. For examples, she taught preparation courses and courses in neurological disease, as well as the »communication-interaction-teamwork« moduel as courses in foundational medicine. She is currently teaching at the Berlin School of Medicine in addition to teaching in the module Ethics in Health and Medicine for psychology students at the MSH. Besides, she teaches physiotherapy at the Wannseeschule Berlin; she teaches into the Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy / Ergotherapy at the Alice Salomon University in cooperation with the Wannseeschulen Berlin and she teaches in the degree program »Bachelor of Nursing« at the Evangelische Hochschule Berlin (EHB).

Research focus

Her primary research interest is on interdisciplinary networking and communication mechanisms between theology and medicine. A particular focus of interest lies on the ethical implications of neurotechnologies and their influence on personality, the subjective quality of experience in dealing with illness and therapy as well as the possibilities and effects of the neuroenhancements.


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