Kimberly Brownley, PhD

Kim image_thumb Kimberly (Kim) Brownley, PhD is an Associate Professor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry and a principal faculty member of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) and the UNC Stress and Health Research Program. She received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1996) and completed a postdoctoral research and clinical training fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Miami, FL (1997-1999). Dr. Brownley’s primary research focus is on the psychobiology of appetite regulation. She has authored numerous papers on disordered eating and on appetite hormone dysregulation in obese women, and she received a 2008 Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression to study the therapeutic potential of chromium supplementation in binge eating disorder. Other collaborative works in progress with the UNC CEED focus on assessing biomarkers of inflammation in patients with anorexia nervosa and on evaluating the efficacy of current treatments for binge eating disorder. Dr. Brownley is a member of Scientific Advisory Committee for the Binge Eating Disorder Association, and she is co-Chair of the UNC Biomedical Institutional Review Board.