Dr. Laura Hill is a specialized eating disorder consultant on brain-based eating disorder treatment approaches to professionals globally. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The Ohio State University.
She is one of the original founders of the Academy for Eating Disorders in 1993 and was Director of The National Eating Disorder Organization, now known as NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), from 1990 to 1994. In addition she was the founder, President & Chief Executive Office of The Center for Balanced Living from 2000 to 2017.
She has researched eating disorders since the early 1980’s and has been publishing in peer reviewed journals since that time with increasing focus on biological and brain-based research and treatment for eating disorders. She has developed a new, brain-based treatment for anorexia nervosa with colleagues at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and The Center for Balanced Living; who were recipients of the Feeding Hope award by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA).
In addition, Dr. Hill is the recipient of the Muskingum University Distinguished Service Award in 2014 and the NEDA 2011 Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness. She was a 2012 TEDx speaker and has spoken internationally for over 35 years.
She is the author of, “A Brain-Based Approach to Eating Disorder Treatment,” (Sept. 2017) an interactive electronic text for treatment providers to integrate the brain bases of eating disorders into their ongoing treatment practices.