Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., FAED, is the Founding Director of the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine, Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Professor in the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden where she directs the Centre for Eating Disorders Innovation.
A clinical psychologist, Dr. Bulik received her BA from the University of Notre Dame and her MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed internships and post-doctoral fellowships at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh. She was the lead PI of the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) and is co-chair of the Eating Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium.
She has active research collaborations in more than 20 countries and has published more than 550 papers and chapters on eating disorders. She is author of seven books including Crave, The Woman in the Mirror, Midlife Eating Disorders, and Binge Control: A Compact Recovery Guide.
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