Dawit S. Abebe, M.Phil, M.Sc is Visiting Research Scholar in the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dawit is a doctoral fellow at the Norwegian Social Research and in the Department of Mental Health and Addition at the University of Oslo, Norway. His doctoral research focuses on risk factors and developmental trends of disordered eating from adolescence to young adulthood using a population-based cohort study in Norway. Dawit received M.Phil in Community Health from the University of Oslo, Norway and M.Sc. in Nutrition from the University of Gent, Belgium. He is interested in investigating developmental pathways and risk factors of eating problems, mental health problems, and overweight across the life span.