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Stephanie C. Zerwas, PhD
Stephanie C. Zerwas, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She is an expert on eating disorders.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromosome 12
UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, was the study's lead investigator.
Located in News / 2017 / April
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and an expert in eating disorders in adolescents and young adults.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
UNC Chosen to Establish National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders
Christine M. Peat, PhD, will lead the new program, which is funded by a $3.75 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Oct. 11
Online group therapy may be effective treatment for bulimia nervosa
Study led by UNC researchers compared group therapy delivered via online chat to face-to-face group therapy
Located in News / 2016 / November
Bulik awarded Distinguished Investigator Grant by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders and Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, is one of 17 scientists awarded a Distinguished Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Bulik's project, Binge Eating Disorder Genetics Initiative (BEGIN), will focus on the genetics of binge eating disorders.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Dec. 14
UNC School of Medicine and Recovery Record launch study to detect and prevent binge-eating behaviors
New study brings together behavioral, genetic, and microbiome data to give a fuller snapshot of binge eating triggers and treatments.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Persistent low body weight for young kids may place them at higher risk for anorexia nervosa later in adolescence
The study, co-authored by Zeynep Yilmaz, PhD, also found that persistent high body weight in young children may be a risk factor for later development of other eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and purging disorder.
Located in News / 2019 / January
UNC’s National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders Launches Website
The new website aims to train health care providers and improve eating disorder awareness among the public. UNC's Christine M. Peat, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is Program Director for the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED).
Located in News / 2019 / February