Corina Berli

Corina Berli, Dr. phil.


Phone: +41 44 635 72 52

Address: Binzmühlestrasse 14 / Box 14, CH-8050 Zürich

Room number: BIN 3.D.14 (3rd floor)


Research interests

  • Individual and social regulation of health behavior change in daily life
  • Dyadic exchange processes in romantic couples and physical, mental, and relational well-being
  • Mechanisms of health behavior change interventions 
  • Use of mobile technology for health behavior change (mHealth)
  •  Intensive Longitudinal Data Analysis 


  • A Dyadic Action Control Trial to promote physical activity In overweight and obese Couples (DYACTIC)

Professional experience

since 04/2017 Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Zurich, Department of Psychology, Applied Social and Health Psychology (Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz)
05/2015-03/2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University, USA; Department of Psychology, Couples Lab (Prof. Dr. Niall Bolger); Visiting Research Scholar, New York University, USA, Department of Psychology, Couples Lab (Prof. Dr. Patrick Shrout)

Pre-doctoral research fellow, Applied Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz)


Pre-doctoral research fellow, Health Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland (Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz)

Academic training


PhD in Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz). Thesis title: ‘Investigating the dynamics of individual and social regulation in health behavior change from an inter- and intraindividual perspective’ (Defense: October 24, 2014)


MSc in Psychology (“Lizentiat”), University of Zurich, Switzerland, Major: Social and Health Psychology, Minor: Psychopathology in childhood and adolescence, Italian linguistics. Thesis title: ‘Social control and smoking behavior: The role of relationship quality’


2016/04-2016/08 CREATE Tandem Grant for the research project ‘Dyadic health behavior change: A Tandem project on couple’s co-regulation of physical activity’ in cooperation with Jan Keller of the Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) €2000
2015/05-2017/02 Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship (P2BEP1_158975) for the project: “Self-regulation interventions in health behavior change: Examining mediating mechanisms in everyday life”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) $91’950


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)
  • European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
  • Collaborative Research and Training in the EHPS (CREATE)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
  • Society for Ambulatory Assessment (SAA)

Affiliations in Peer Mentoring Gruppen der UZH

  • Peer Mentoring Group "Analysis of Dyadic Interaction“ (ADI)