Jessica Baker, PhD

Jessica BakerJessica Baker, PhD is the Associate Research Director for the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry. Broadly, her research focuses on the biological and genetic vulnerability for eating disorders and how these factors may change across the lifespan and between the sexes. Dr. Baker is currently focusing on defining biological and genetic markers of eating disorder risk and recovery and how these markers may interact with psychological factors, such as anxiety. Ultimately, these findings would be translated to improve and individualize treatment programs. Dr. Baker’s research has also focused on the comorbidity between eating disorders and substance use disorders, exploring the genetic overlap between the two.