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Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., FAED


Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED, (BA, University of Notre Dame; MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is also Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

She developed treatment services for eating disorders both in New Zealand and in the United States. Her research includes treatment, laboratory, epidemiological, twin, and molecular genetic studies of eating disorders.

She is a recipient of several awards including the Eating Disorders Coalition Research Award, the Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership Award for Research, the Price Family National Eating Disorders Association Research Award, IAEDP Honorary Certified Eating Disorders Specialist Award, and the AED Meehan/Hartley Award for Advocacy.

Dr. Bulik is past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders, past Vice-President of the Eating Disorders Coalition, past Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, and Founding Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council of BEDA.

She is passionate about translating science for the public and has appeared on many national shows including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Katie, Dr. Oz, and Dr. Phil. Her works has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington PostUSA TodayNewsweek and Time. Dr. Bulik holds the first endowed professorship in eating disorders in the United States. Read more at www.cynthiabulik.com.