Carol Peterson



After receiving my BA in Psychology from Yale University, I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Minnesota where I was also a postdoctoral student.I am an adult psychologist whose research focuses on identifying novel approaches to treat eating disorders, particularly by targeting the psychological and neurobiological factors that maintain these conditions. I have published close to 200 peer-reviewed articles, with many as first or last author, and have an h-index score of 41. I have given grand rounds and delivered presentations both nationally and internationally at more than 100 conferences.I am the Chair of the Advisory Board at The Emily Program, a national eating disorders treatment program, and I serve on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and the Journal of Eating Disorders . I am also an Academy for Eating Disorders Fellow. Within the department, I serve on the Impact and Wellbeing Council and as well as a lead for the Faculty Mentorship Program . In addition, I work as a clinician in our department's Intervention Psychiatry program.

Research Summary

Eating disorders: Specifically treatment outcome, assessment, and diagnosis

Clinical Summary

Eating disorders




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