Including individuals from diverse populations in genetic research will ensure that our findings will benefit everyone who suffers from eating disorders and not perpetuate health disparities.
Due to the significant proportion of females who present to concussion clinics, clinicians should be encouraged to regularly screen for eating disturbances.
Many changes to the brain that occur during an acute eating disorder normalize with recovery.
Sexual minority stress affects individuals and couples.
Healthy physical activity has benefits not only for you but for the microbes that live in your gastrointestinal tract.
Now is not the time to roll back nutritional standards for school lunches.
Findings suggest that family-enhanced CBT in Latinas with EDs favored retention and adherence to treatment.
Los resultados de este estudio sugieren que un módulo familiar mejorado en adición a la TCC favorecen la retención y adherencia al tratamiento en latinas con trastornos de la conducta alimentaria.
Stereotypes about who is at risk for eating disorders do harm. We need to change our viewpoint!
by Dani Coan Dani is a rising senior social work major at NC State and a CEED Summer Intern. She is also a Research Assistant in Dr. Goode’s Living F.R.E.E. […]
CEED summer trainees demonstrate that the future of our field is in good hands.
How might research on the intestinal microbiota improve treatment for anorexia nerovsa?
Sarah Faigle, MPH RD LDN CEDRD Spring has sprung! For many, spring may trigger thoughts of renewal and spring cleaning. Unfortunately, for some spring is just the next turn of […]
by La-Shell Johnson, Program Coordinator Since our last update, we here at the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) have continued to make progress on several exciting initiatives. […]
In this new Exchanges feature, we will provide capsule summaries of emerging research from both the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) and the Karolinska Institutet Centre for […]
By Melissa Munn-Chernoff, PhD, FAED College students are at risk for having adverse mental health outcomes.1 For example, the prevalence of eating disorder diagnoses in college is 11%-17% in women […]
By Baiyu Qi, MPH, PhD student UNC Department of Epidemiology The co-occurrence of diabetes and eating disorders has been receiving considerable attention in the medical community (Coleman & Caswell, 2020). […]
By Sarah Faigle, MPH, RD, LDN At this time of year—every year—commercials, friends, and social media are abuzz with talk of New Year’s resolutions. And these resolutions often focus on […]
By Melissa Munn-Chernoff, Ph.D. Most research on eating disorders and their symptoms have been conducted in individuals of European ancestry, despite studies demonstrating their presence in individuals of Asian ancestry […]
The eating disorders field must diversify to ensure that our workforce truly represents the broad impact that eating disorders have in our world.
by Jessica Baker, Ph.D. There is no question that this is one of the most difficult times most of us have faced in our lives. Many of us are experiencing […]
by Cynthia Bulik, PhD NCEED Director, Dr. Christine Peat, and CEED Founding Director, Dr. Cynthia Bulik, were busy over the past two months conducting Congressional briefings on topics relevant to […]
by Christopher Trennepohl, MPH The holiday season can be a stressful time for those triggered by changes in eating patterns that often accompany the holidays, concerns with body image, or […]
By Courtenay Pierce, Research Assistant for NCEED It’s hard to believe, but October 1st marked the beginning of NCEED’s 3rd year. Those of you that have been with us since […]
Marina Harris, Ph.D. Quarantine has presented unique challenges for all of us, including an increased focus on health and physical appearance. In particular, at CEED we have seen an increase […]
Dr. Jessica Baker, Associate Professor at CEED, is launching a new series of research studies examining how and why ovarian hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, influence eating behaviors in […]
Maureen Dymek-Valentine, PhD Each year CEED is privileged to work with a new group of advanced clinical trainees. This year, we are thrilled to announce our newest clinical training cohort: […]
We are excited to announce the launch of the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI), a global initiative to discover the genes that cause anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. […]
Christopher Trennepohl, MPH I don’t want to speak for everyone, but I had big plans for quarantine. I found that it was more difficult to adjust to such a massive […]
Sarah Faigle, MPH, RD, LDN 2020 has brought many new challenges to our daily lives, but one thing that has not changed with the COVID-19 pandemic is – DIET CULTURE! […]
Author: Ya-Ke (Grace) Wu, PhD, RN Studies of the prevalence of eating disorders have been mainly based on populations in the United States and Western Europe, but recent studies indicate […]
Our lives have all been significantly changed over the last several weeks due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), and individuals living with eating disorders may well be facing specific challenges related to […]
by Melissa Munn-Chernoff, Ph.D. Eating disorders and substance use disorders frequently co-occur (see previous blog for a review). Studies have consistently shown that women with a history of bulimia nervosa […]
By Jessica Baker, PhD Last week, we posted a blog about staying on the eating disorders recovery path during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at the UNC Center of Excellence for […]
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, Founding Director, UNC CEED, Jean Doak, PhD, CEED Clinical Director, Tonya Foreman, MD, CEED Medical Director This is a special blog post for individuals with eating disorders […]
by: Maureen Dymek-Valentine, PH.D. January 15, 2020 We are pleased to introduce Dr. Jean Doak as our Clinical Director. Dr. Doak joined the CEED faculty in October, 2017. We were […]
Introduction by Cynthia Bulik, PhD One of the benefits of being in my position is that I hear from people all over the world who have important perspectives to share […]
by Cynthia Bulik, PhD Emilee: The Story of a Girl and Her Family Hijacked by Anorexia by Linda, John, and Emilee Mazur Before she died, Emilee told her mother that […]
by: Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodriguez, Ph.D. October 31, 2019 The demographic population of the United States has transformed to a more diverse landscape over the past years and it is expected […]
Jessica Baker, Ph.D. October 22, 2019 In September, four Carolina C.A.R.E.S team members presented research they conducted at the annual Eating Disorder Research Society (EDRS) Conference. EDRS is an international […]
by: La-Shell Johnson & Courtenay Pierce, Program Coordinators September 27, 2019 Since our last blog update, NCEED has continued building momentum towards launching the training component of our offerings along […]
by: Baiyu Qu – Summer Research Fellow September 12, 2019 Food-Restricted Alcohol Consumption (FRAC), misleadingly termed “drunkorexia” by the media, refers to a unique pattern of alcohol use and disordered […]
Dr. Jessica Baker, Ph.D. September 3, 2019 Drs. Jessica Baker and Melissa Munn-Chernoff, faculty members at CEED, recently launched the third year of their new research study, Carolina C.A.R.E.S. (College […]
by Cynthia Bulik Although my favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving, the annual Foundation of Hope, Walk for Hope comes in a close second! This year, CEED has organized […]
by Rachael Flatt, UNC Clinical Psychology PhD Student As a former elite figure skater, I had the honor of competing internationally for Team USA, culminating in my performances at the […]
by: Melissa Munn-Chernoff, PH.D. August 1, 2019 Morgan Walker started her tenure at CEED in August 2012 as a Junior at UNC-Chapel Hill. She began as an undergraduate research trainee, […]
by Jessica Baker, Ph.D., FAED Join the CEED Research Volunteer Registry! At the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, our mission is to better understand the causes and consequences of eating […]
July 24, 2019 INTERVIEW STUDY RESEARCH STUDY SEEKING PARTICIPANTS Interview Study The purpose of this study is to understand how individuals with eating disorders track and reflect on their conditions. […]
by Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD The recent article that appeared in Nature Genetics took dedicated and hard work from many individuals around the world. I asked some of those key […]
by Cynthia M. Bulik PhD This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about recent results from the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative study published in Nature Genetics. Part […]