We need your help! We are seeking females (ages 15-45) who have never had an eating disorder or females who are currently diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, low-BMI, and are beginning inpatient or outpatient treatment at a participating facility.

Anorexia nervosa is a biologically-based mental illness and we want to understand more about its underlying biology by studying the gut microbiome.

Your contribution would include a brief phone interview, completion of an online survey, a stool sample, and a body composition scan.

Participants will receive a check for $30 upon completion of the study.

Please contact Quyen Tang at quyen_tang@med.unc.edu for more information, or to schedule a screening interview to see if you’re able to participate!

Only with your participation can we achieve our goal of eliminating this devastating illness.