Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. soc. Jessica Lang

Pauwelsstraße 30, 52074 Aachen
Raum 9 (Etage 4, Aufzug D1/D2, Gang D)
Tel.: 0241 80-85486
Fax: 0241 80-3385486

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  • 2005-2007 Promotion, Universität Mannheim (Dr. rer. soc.)
  • 1998-2004 Diplom-Psychologie, Universität Mannheim (Dipl.-Psych.)


  • seit 06/2017 Leiterin des Lehr- und Forschungsgebiets Betriebliche Gesundheitspsychologie
  • 2011-2017 Juniorprofessorin für Betriebliche Gesundheitspsychologie
  • 2008-2011 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, RWTH Aachen
  • 2006-2008 Research Contractor, U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe
  • 2005-2006 ORISE Stipendium (Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education)


  • Betriebliche Gesundheitspsychologie
  • Arbeitsbedingter Stress
  • psychosoziale Risikofaktoren von Rückenschmerzen
  • psychische Beanspruchung durch Gefahrstoffexposition


Esser, A., Kraus, T., Tautz, A., Minten, H., & Lang, J. (2018) Data of occupational-medical check-up examinations challenging the concept of allostatic load: a feasibility study. Stress: The International Journal on the Biology of Stress. Doi:10.1080/10253890.2018.1492537.

Nassri, L., Schneider, I., Gaum, P., & Lang, J. (2018). A Call for Applied Knowledge and Lived Interdisciplinarity in the Medical Care of Depressed Employees: a cross-sectional survey with German Occupational Physicians and Psychotherapists. BMJ Open. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021786

Gaum, P.M., Gube, M., Schettgen, T., Putschögl, F. M., Kraus, T., Fimm, B., & Lang, J. (2017). Polychlorinated biphenyls and depression: cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation of a dopamine-related Neurochemical path in the German HELPcB surveillance program. Environmental Health, 16, doi: 10.1186/s12940-017-0316-3

Fimm, B., Sturm, W., Esser, A., Schettgen, T., Willmes, K., Lang, J., Gaum, P.M., Kraus, T. (2017). Neuropsychological effects of occupational exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls. NeuroToxicology, 63, 106-119. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2017.09.11

Herr, R. M. , Barrech, A., Gündel, H., Lang, J., Soares Quinete, N., Angerer, P., & Li, J. (2017). Effects of Psychosocial Work Characteristics on Hair Cortisol – Findings from a Post-trial Study. Stress, 20 (4), 363-370.; doi: 10.1080/10253890.2017.1340452

Gaum. P. M., Lang, J., Esser, A., Schettgen, T., Neulen, J., Kraus, T., & Gube, M. (2016). Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and the thyroid gland – examining and discussing possible longitudinal health effects in humans. Environmental Research, 148, 112-121.

Putschögl, F., Gaum. P. M., Schettgen, T., Gube, M., Kraus, T., & Lang, J. (2015). Effects of occupational exposure with polychlorinated biphenyls on urinary metabolites of neurotransmitters: a cross sectional and longitudinal perspective. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 218, 452-460.

Quinete, N., Bertram, J., Reska, M., Lang, J., & Kraus, T. (2015). Highly selective and automated online SPE LC-MS3 method for determination of cortisol and cortisone in human hair as biomarker for stress related diseases. Talanta, 134, 310-316.

Esser, A., Gaum, P.M., Schettgen, T., Kraus, T., Gube, M., & Lang, J. (2015). Effect of occupational polychlorinated biphenyls exposure on quality adjusted life years over time at the HELPcB Surveillance Program. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health: Part A, 78, 132-150.

Gaum, P.M., Esser, A., Schettgen, T., Gube, M., Kraus, T. & Lang, J. (2014). Prevalence and Incidence Rates of Mental Syndromes after Occupational Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 217, 765-774.

Hamesch, U., Cropley, M., Lang, J. (2014). Emotional versus Cognitive Rumination: Are They Differentially Affecting Long-term Psychological Health? The Impact of Stressors and Personality in Dental Students. Stress and Health, 30(3), 222–231. doi: 10.1002/smi.2602

Esser, A., Gube, M., Schettgen, T., Kraus, T., & Lang, J. (2014). QALY as Evaluation tool in a health surveillance program. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 217, 399–404.
doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2013.07.014.

Kraatz, S., Lang, J., Kraus, T., Münster, E., & Ochsmann, E. (2013). The incremental effect of psychosocial workplace factors on the development of neck and shoulder disorders: A systematic review of longitudinal studies. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 86, 375-395. doi: 10.1007/s00420-013-0848-y.

Wittmer, J.L.S., Sinclair, R.R., Martin, J.E., Tucker J.S., & Lang J. (2013). Shared aggression concerns and organizational outcomes: The moderating role of resource constraints. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 370-388. doi:10.1002/job.1807.

Kraus, T., Gube, M., Lang, J., Esser, A., Sturm, W., Fimm, B., et al. (2012). Surveillance program for former PCB-exposed workers of a transformer and capacitor recycling company, family members, employees of surrounding companies, and area residents - executive summary. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75. doi:10.1080/15287394.2012.709377.

Lang, J., Ochsmann, E., Kraus, T., & Lang, J.W.B. (2012). Psychosocial work stressors as antecedents of musculoskeletal problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis of stability-adjusted longitudinal studies. Social Science & Medicine, 75, 1163-1174. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.04.015.

Ochsmann, E., Lang, J., Drexler, H., & Schmid, K. (2011). Stress and recovery in junior doctors. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 87, 579-584. doi:10.1136/pgmj.2010.103515.

Lang, J., Bliese, P. D., Lang, J. W. B., & Adler, A. B. (2011). Work gets unfair for the depressed: Cross-lagged relations between organizational justice perceptions and depressive symptoms. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 602-618. doi: 10.1037/a0022463.

Lang, J., Bliese, P. D., Adler, A. B., & Hölzl, R. (2010). The role of effort-reward imbalance for reservists on a military deployment. Military Psychology, 22, 524-542. doi: 10.1080/08995605.2010.521730.

Lang, J., Thomas, J. L., Bliese, P. D., & Adler, A. B. (2007). Job demands and job performance: The mediating effect of psychological and physical strain and the moderating effect of role clarity. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 12, 116-124. doi: 10.1037/1076-8998.12.2.116.

Lang, J., Adler, A. B., Thomas, J. L., Litz, B. T., & Hölzl, R. (2005). Extending and applying the demand-control model: The role of soldier's coping on a peacekeeping deployment. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 10, 452-464. doi: 10.1037/1076-8998.10.4.452.



  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Arbeitsmedizin & Umweltmedizin (DGAUM)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)

Ad Hoc Reviewertätigkeiten

  • Applied Psychology: An International Review
  • International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • OEM
  • Stress & Health
  • Work & Stress

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