Episode 40

The Science Behind Eating Disorders with Nancy Zucker, PhD

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Nancy Zucker, PhD, is a clinician, researcher, and teacher at Duke University School of Medicine, where she founded and directs the Duke Center for Eating Disorders. Dr. Zucker is an Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the author of numerous professional publications and is an author of the upcoming revised practice guidelines for the treatment of eating disorders from the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Zucker’s major clinical and research interest is in understanding how to help young people develop a healthy awareness of their bodies’ signals and learn how to match these to actions that allow them to flourish. Her research and clinical work has been featured on ABC’s “Nightline,” the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Time, and other major news outlets.