Carol Peterson, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Carol Peterson

Contact Info

peter161@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-9811

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Molly Jokimaki

Administrative Email
jokim004@umn.edu

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1993

BA, Psychology, Yale University (Magna Cum Laude), 1986

Internship, Psychiatry, Yale University Medical School, 1991 - 1992

Summary

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.

Expertise

  • Behavioral interventions
  • Psychotherapy
  • Adult psychopathology assessment/diagnostic measures (e.g., SCID) for psychiatric disorders
  • Eating disorders (e.g., EDE)

Professional Associations

  • Eating Disorder Research Society
  • Academy for Eating Disorders
  • American Psychological Association

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Eating disorders: Specifically treatment outcome, assessment, and diagnosis

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Eating disorders