AED Fellows

The AED awards Fellow status to recognize distinguished contributions made by AED members to the field of eating disorders. The list of AED Fellows reflects a diversity of distinguished contributions to the field, and the interdisciplinary and international composition of the AED's membership.

The status of Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED) presupposes that the qualifications of the person have elevated them to national and/or international recognition as a distinguished contributor to the field of eating disorders. In virtually all instances "distinguished" refers to a combination of the achievement of excellence and significant contributions deserving of recognition as EXTRAORDINARY. The contributions of the person nominated have to be DEMONSTRABLY UNUSUAL, INNOVATIVE, AND/OR OF A PIONEERING NATURE.

Fellowship status is not conferred simply on the basis of seniority or competence. Although seniority in the field is NOT a criteria, it is generally expected that in order to have attained distinguished and sustained excellence in research, applicants will be mid-career and beyond (i.e., normally 10 years).

During the application and reveiw process, the Fellowship Committee is, thus, looking to recognize candidates who have maintained AED membership in good standing continuously for at least the past five years, and who clearly have made ONE OR MORE of the following contributions to the field:

  • Distinguished, sustained research-based scholarship that has contributed significantly to the professional literature;
  • Distinguished and sustained contributions to literature designed for lay audiences (e.g., people with eating disorders; families; advocates and activists);
  • Distinguished, sustained, nationally- and/or internationally-recognized contributions to clinical services and/or prevention;
  • Distinguished and sustained contributions to the leadership and activities of the AED;
  • Distinguished and sustained contributions to advocacy in the context of government or other major organizations.

List of Fellows


Diann Ackard, PhD, LP, FAED
Kelly Allison, PhD, FAED
Arnold Andersen, MD, FAED
Drew Anderson, PhD, FAED
Leslie K Anderson, PhD, FAED
Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED
Evelyn Attia, MD, FAED
Bryn Austin, ScD, FAED


Rachel Bachner-Melman, PhD, FAED
Ursula Bailer, MD, FAED
Jessica H. Baker, PhD, FAED
Amy Baker-Dennis, PhD, FAED
Judith Banker, MA, LLP, FAED
Anna Bardone-Cone, PhD, FAED
J. Armando Barriguete-Melendez, MD, PhD, FAED
Anne Becker, MD, PhD, FAED
Carolyn Becker, PhD, FAED
Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAED
C. Laird Birmingham, MD, FAED
Emmett Bishop, MD, FAED
Ahmed Boachie, MD, FAED
Wayne Bowers, PhD, ABPP, FAED
Timothy Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACP, HCEDS
Rachel Bryant-Waugh, PhD, FAED
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED
Douglas Bunnell, PhD, FAED
Mardie Burckes-Miller, CEDS, CHES, EdD, FAED
Debora Burgard, PhD, FAED


Rachel Calogero, PhD, FAED
Jerel Calzo, PhD, MPH, FAED
Jacqui Carter, PhD, FAED
Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, FAED
Jennifer Couturier, MD, MSc, FAED
Ross Crosby, PhD, FAED
Scott Crow, MD, FAED


Ricardo Dalle Grave, MD, FAED
Sigrun Danielsdottir, MSc, FAED
William Davis, PhD, FAED
Kyle De Young, PhD, FAED
Martina de Zwaan, MD, FAED
Rita Debate, PhD, MPH, FAED
Michael Devlin, MD, FAED
Phillippa Diedrichs, PhD, BSc, FAED


Kamryn Eddy, PhD, FAED
Ivan Eisler, PhD, CPsychol, AcSS, FAED


Christopher Fairburn, MD, FAED
Patricia Fallon, PhD, FAED
Theresa Fassihi, PhD, CEDS, FAED
Fernando Fernandez-Aranda , PhD, FAED
Alison Field, ScD, FAED
Martin Fisher, MD, FAED
Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, PhD, FAED
Guido Frank, MD, FAED
Debra Franko, PhD, FAED
Anthea Fursland, PhD, FAED


Jennifer Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED
Josie Geller, PhD, RPsych, FAED
Marci Gluck, PhD, FAED
Neville Golden, MD, FAED
Andrea Goldschmidt, PhD, FAED
Richard A. Gordon, PhD, FAED
Leah Graves, LD, RD, FAED
Angela Guarda, MD, FAED


Jennifer Hagman, MD, FAED
Katherine Halmi, MD, FAED
Phillipa Hay, DPhil, FAED
Leslie Heinberg, PhD, FAED
Joann Hendelman, PhD, RN, BSN, FAED
Marcia Herrin, EdD, MPH, RD, FAED
David Herzog, MD, FAED
Thomas Hildebrandt, PsyD, FAED
Laura Hill, PhD, FAED
Hans Hoek, MD, PhD, FAED


Mimi Israël, MD, FRCP, FAED


Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED


Allan Kaplan, MD, FAED
Andreas Karwautz, MD, FAED
Debra K. Katzman, MD, FAED
Melanie Katzman, PhD, FAED
Walter Kaye, MD, FAED
Diane Keddy, MS, RD, FAED
Pamela Keel, PhD, FAED
Youl Ri Kim, MD, PhD, FAED
Kelly Klump, PhD, FAED
Richard Kreipe, MD, FAED


John Hubert Lacey, MD, FAED
Jillian Lampert, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED
Jason Lavender, PhD, FAED
Daniel Le Grange, PhD, FAED
Michael Levine, PhD, FAED
Rachel L. Levine, MD, FAED
Lisa R. Lilenfeld, PhD, FAED
James Lock, MD, PhD, FAED
Katharine Loeb, PhD, FAED
Jennifer Lundgren, PhD, FAED


Paulo Machado, PhD, FAED
Sloane Madden, MD, FAED
Margo D. Maine, PhD, FAED
Marsha D. Marcus, PhD, FAED
Laurel Mayer, MD, FAED
Suzanne Mazzeo, PhD, FAED
Susan McElroy, MD, FAED
Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED
Gail McVey, PhD, CPsych, FAED
Philip Mehler, MD, FAED
Janell Mensinger, PhD, FAED
Nadia Micali, MD, PhD, FAED
Diane Mickley MD, FAED
James E. Mitchell, MD, FAED
Karen S. Mitchell, PhD, FAED
J. Scott Mizes, PhD, FAED
Jonathan Mond, PhD, MPH, FAED
Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS-S, FAED
Charles A. Murkofsky, MD, FAED


Michiko Nakazato, MD, PhD, FAED
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, MPH, PhD, RD, FAED
Dasha Nicholls, MBBS, MD (Res), MRCPsych, FAED
Mark Norris, BSc (Hon), MD, FRCPC, FAED
Stacey Lynn Nye, PhD, FAED


Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, FAED
Marion P. Olmsted, PhD, FAED


Robert Palmer, FRCPsych, FAED
Susan Paxton, PhD, FAED
Carol Peterson, PhD, LP, FAED
Kathleen M. Pike, PhD, FAED
Niva Piran, PhD, FAED
Charles Portney, MD, FAED
Juana Poulisis, MD, FAED
Pauline S. Powers, MD, FAED
Tamara Pryor, PhD, FAED



Dan W. Reiff, MPH, RD, FAED
Renee Rienecke, PhD, FAED
Susan Ringwood, BA, FAED
Maria Teresa Rivera, MS, RD, LD, FAED
Mary Rouse, MD, FAED
Janice Russell, MD, FAED
Guillermina Rutsztein, PhD, FAED


Ulrike Schmidt, MD, PhD, FAED
Lucy Serpell, PhD, DClinPsy, FAED
Roberta Sherman, PhD, FAED
Carol Signore, MAT, MS, LMFT, FAED
Thomas Silber, MD, MASS, FAED
Reba Sloan, MPH, LRD, FAED
Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD, FAED
Howard Steiger, PhD, FAED
Ruth Striegel, PhD FAED
Michael Strober, PhD, FAED


Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, PhD, FAED
Mary Tantillo, PhD, RN, CS, FAED
Kate Tchanturia, PhD, FAED
Jennifer Thomas, PhD, FAED
Ron Thompson, PhD, FAED
Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD, FAED
David Tobin, PhD, FAED
Stephen W. Touyz, PhD, FAED
Janet Treasure, FRCPsych, FAED
Eva Maria Trujillo, MD, FAED
Tracy Tylka, PhD, FAED



Annemarie van Elburg, MD, PhD, FAED
Eric van Furth, PhD, FAED
Kristin Von Ranson, PhD, RPsych, FAED


Tracey Wade, PhD, FAED
Glenn Waller, DPhil, FAED
B. Timothy Walsh, MD, FAED
Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED
Therese S. Waterhous, PhD, RDN, CEDRD, FAED
Kenneth Weiner, MD, FAED
Ted Weltzin, MD, FAED
Jennifer Wildes, PhD, FAED
Denise Wilfley PhD, FAED
Susan G. Willard, LCSW, BCD, FAED
Claire Wiseman, PhD, FAED
Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED
Stephen Wonderlich, PhD, FAED
D. Blake Woodside, MD, FAED




Kathryn Zerbe, MD, FAED

Application process

Applications are generally solicted and reviewed during the last 4 months of the calendar year, and best efforts are made to notifify applicants of the result by year's end. Fellows status is then conferred during the annual International Conference on Eating Disorders.

Application Criteria

  • Cover letter detailing (using specific examples and other evidence) how the candidate meets the criteria for Fellowship.
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation that address in detail, including specific examples, how the candidate meets the criteria for Fellowship. For example, a referee would need to support in detail, with specific examples, the applicant’s contention that they have made a significant, distinguished impact on AED and the field of eating disorders through their service to the organization.

Application Guidelines:

Terms & Conditions

The appointment to Fellow of the AED status is made on a lifetime basis, requiring that the individual maintains active membership in good standing in the AED. Additionally, fellows will be asked to make a one-time contribution of $200 for lifetime status as a Fellow.

Should an applicant’s membership have lapsed for up to one year, they will be informed and be given the opportunity to renew membership by full payment of dues so that her/his application may be considered for fellowship status.