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The UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders is on the leading edge of eating disorders research.

Led by Dr. Cynthia Bulik, our work encompasses inquiries into genetic and environmental causes of eating disorders, prevention of eating disorders, and the development of effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.

With active collaborations in over 21 countries around the world, our work is truly global. Our projects extend from cell to society and employ contemporary methods to decode the causes of eating disorders. As an interdisciplinary research team, we bring varied perspectives together to advance science.

At UNC, all patients are given the opportunity to participate in research.

Committed to bridging the research-practice gap, we aim to fully integrate our clinical and research teams—with our research continually improving our clinical service, and our clinical work informing our research.

Participation in any research project is completely voluntary. The choice to participate or not to participate is entirely yours. That decision in no way influences your clinical care. Your first priority is recovery from your eating disorder.

We train future researchers of all levels, from high school to faculty. If you are interested in receiving research training at CEED, please contact our Director of Research Training, Dr. Melissa Munn-Chernoff.