Working to develop the scientific basis for a permanent regulatory framework for anthroposophic medicinal products in Europe

Gunver Sophia Kienle

Dr Gunver Sophia Kienle was born in 1964 in Tübingen, Germany. She studied medicine in Witten-Herdecke and Göttingen, Germany and received methodological training at Harvard, USA. Subject of her doctoral thesis was misinterpretations of placebo effects. She is co-founder of and senior research scientist at the Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology at the University of Witten-Herdecke, Freiburg, Germany. She is also senior scientist at the University Centre for Complementary Medicine, University of Freiburg. She is member of the Commission C for Anthroposophic Medicinal Products at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, in Bonn, Germany. Her research interests include clinical trials on Anthroposophic Medicine, placebo effects, clinical research methodology, clinical judgement, single-case study designs, Cognition-based Medicine, and systematic reviews on pre-clinical and clinical studies on mistletoe therapy. Dr Kienle has conducted a health technology assessment report on Anthroposophic Medicine. From 2012-2016 she was editor in the journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine. Dr Kienle has published five books and ca 140 papers, articles, book chapters and monographs.

Last update: March 2017