Research & Studies

Research/StudiesEating disorders researchers are always seeking subjects for their studies. We assist by promoting their work through our networks.

BEDA is committed to developing a deeper understanding of binge eating disorder, weight stigma, and associated topics. By learning more and developing more effective diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies for eating disorders, we can better help the millions of people who struggle with BED.

We support researchers in their testing of theories and treatments and their quest for data.

Submit a Study

If you’re a researcher looking to promote your study and solicit candidates to participate, please contact us.

Participate in Research Studies

If you’re an individual who struggles with or is in recovery from BED and would like to participate in a study for which you meet the criteria, please review:

Body Dissatisfaction Survey, University of New Brunswick, Saint John

Eating Disorders Research Studies, University of Minnesota

Study about Eating Disorders, RTI International with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford University and Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)

Call for Abstracts—Special Issue: State of the Art Research on Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders among Ethnic Minorities, Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, Guest Editors: Ana Ramirez, Ph.D., Eva Trujillo, M.D., Marisol Perez, Ph.D. Send submissions to guest editor Ana Ramirez, Ph.D., alr048@ucsd.edu. Deadline: January 16, 2017.

Eating disorders are known to occur among members of all social and racial groups. However, evidence-based treatments have been developed in English-speaking countries with ethnic majority groups in mind and samples that are overwhelmingly representative of White/Caucasian individuals. Therapists treating ethnic minority groups are left to interpret these evidence-based treatments and adapt them in a way that remains culturally sensitive for these individuals with little to no guidance.

For this Special Issue, The Journal of Eating Disorders: Treatment & Prevention invites empirical studies and review papers exclusively on the treatment and prevention of eating disorders among ethnic minorities within English-speaking countries. Abstracts for papers that present treatment, prevention, and practice implications are welcomed. This Special Issue on research on psychological issues and interventions will seek to advance the science and practice on a wide range of topics and services for ethnic minorities within English-speaking countries. Papers from non-English speaking countries will be considered as long as content is primarily based on evidence-based treatment protocols, the adaptations made for the non-English speaking population are delineated, and there is a clear discussion of how the work informs the treatment/prevention of eating disorders among ethnic minorities in English-speaking countries.

Paper submissions in Spanish will be considered for publication, however, authors are responsible for the translation of the final version of the article should the paper be accepted for the Special Issue.

Abstracts for regular articles, brief reports or “How I Practice” articles are welcome: 500 word limit, Times New Roman double-spaced. References are not required in the abstract, but if they are included they form part of the word limit. Authors are advised to state the pertinent and most important aspects of their manuscripts to assist in evaluation process. Once abstracts are selected, authors will be required to complete their manuscripts within 3 months.

About the Journal
There is a need for a comprehensive source detailing the multidisciplinary approaches to the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. This journal has placed itself in the epicenter of this innovative work since its inception in 1993.

Eating Disorders is contemporary and wide ranging, and takes a practical and humanistic view of clients and their presenting problems. Readers find a multidisciplinary perspective reflecting the many faceted biopsychosocial aspects of eating/weight-related problems. The journal specifically focuses on contributions that facilitate and inspire prevention and treatment approaches.

A distinguished international editorial board ensures that Eating Disorders will continuously reflect the evolving spectrum of approaches to prevention and treatment. Covering all varieties of eating disorders and related problems, the journal explores these issues from both an evidence- and experience-based angle with emphasis on new or thought-provoking viewpoints.