Dr. Kamryn Eddy is the co-director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Eating Disorders Center and Research Program and associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Eddy is a center psychologist and her outpatient center program serves patients and families with all types of eating disorders. She has expertise in family-based treatment and cognitive behavioral therapies, and a wealth of experience in working with individuals with long-term illnesses.
She is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society and her research is supported through the National Institutes of Health and private foundations.
As author of over 120 published research papers and book chapters, Dr. Eddy focuses her program of research on diagnostic classification, neurobiological bases of eating disorders, and –importantly– longitudinal outcomes. She is the principal investigator of several studies, including a study of the neurobiology of low weight eating disorders, a treatment study of a novel CBT for ARFID, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Longitudinal Study of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. In her work she aims to describe center presentations in order to address questions about why, and in whom these illnesses are most likely to develop, and to inform the development of novel treatments. As Principal Investigator of the MGH Longitudinal Study, her work has documented the course of these illnesses and inspired hope for clinicians and patients alike working with those who are slow to recover.