Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program

At the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, our mission is to provide the highest quality patient care, clinical research, professional training, and public education.

Research Projects

Ongoing research projects related to disordered eating are below.

Diagnosis and Classification Studies

Multi-Site DSM-5 Eating Disorder Field Trial

Principal Investigator: Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D. & Kamryn T. Eddy, Ph.D.
Funded by: Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
Closed to enrollment

Anorexia Nervosa and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Comparison of Psychopathological Mechanisms
Principal Investigator: Andrea Hartmann, Ph.D. Funded by: Swiss National Science Foundation
Closed to enrollment

Outcome and Mortality Studies
Defining Recovery for Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa: A 25-Year Outcome Study

Principal Investigator: Kamryn T. Eddy, Ph.D. Funded by: National Institute of Mental Health
Closed to enrollment

Cross-Cultural Studies
Social Transition and Risk for Disordered Eating: The Impact of Acculturation and the Risk of Disordered Eating and Other Youth Risk Behaviors Among Ethnic Fijian Adolescent Schoolgirls

Principal Investigator: Anne E. Becker, M.D., Ph.D., S.M. Previously Funded by: National Institute of Mental Health
Closed to enrollment

Genetic and Neuroendocrine Studies

Hormonal Factors in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
Principal Investigator: Anne Klibanski, M.D.
Funded by: National Institute of Mental Health
Closed to enrollment

Effects of Anorexia Nervosa on Peak Bone Mass
Principal Investigator: Anne Klibanski, M.D.
Funded by: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Closed to enrollment

IGF-I and Bone Loss in Women with Anorexia Nervosa
Principal Investigator: Anne Klibanski, M.D.
Funded by: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Closed to enrollment

Genetics and Neurobiology of Food Motivation Pathways in Anorexia Nervosa
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth A. Lawson, M.D.
Funded by: National Institute of Mental Health, Claflin Fellowship, Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator award
Closed to enrollment

Fat Mediated Modulation of Reproductive and Endocrine Function in Young Athletes
Principal Investigator: Madhu Misra, M.D., M.P.H.
Funded by: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Closed to enrollment