Cynthia Bulik, PhD, is the Founding Director of the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Professor of Nutrition in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Professor of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.
Her research includes treatment, laboratory, animal, epidemiological, twin and molecular genetic studies of eating disorders and body weight regulation. She founded and led the 18-country Genetic Consortium for Anorexia Nervosa and is the lead Principal Investigator of the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI). Dr. Bulik hopes that her genetic research will inform our understanding of the biology of eating disorders, ultimately leading to novel and effective treatments that target the core biology of the illnesses, improve outcome, and eliminate mortality.
Dr. Bulik co-chairs Eating Disorders (ED) group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC).