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

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