Jessica Baker

Assistant Professor and Associate Research Director for the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Associate Research Director, Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

Location:

UNC Hospitals – Chapel Hill

Education and Training:

B.S., Psychology, Michigan State University
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Clinical Internship, Minneapolis Veteran’s Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Summary Statement:

Dr. Baker is an Assistant Professor and Associate Research Director for the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Baker’s research focuses on the biological and genetic vulnerability for eating disorders and how these factors may change across the lifespan and between the sexes. She is currently defining biological and genetic markers of eating disorder risk and recovery and how these markers may interact with psychological factors, such as anxiety. Ultimately, these findings would be translated to improve and individualize treatment programs. Secondly, Dr. Baker’s research has focused on the comorbidity between eating disorders and substance use disorders, exploring the genetic overlap between the two.

 

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