Networking: connecting with experts working with athletes with eating disorders

By Elizabeth Cummings posted 01 Jun, 2021 19:37

The ICED conference is a great way to connect with others who are working in the eating disorder sector. So it was a pleasure recently to speak with two Female Athlete Program clinicians well-versed in the care of athletes with eating disorders.  Laura and Miriam are two of the best and will be giving us their perspective on working in their specialist area in one of our upcoming blog posts.

Laura Moretti Reece, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, and Miriam Rowan, PsyD.
Laura Moretti Reece, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN completed a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition as well as her didactic program in clinical dietetics at New York University and joined the Female Athlete Program in 2015. She possesses a speciality in sports performance-based nutrition as well as treating low energy availability, disordered eating and eating disorders in athletes. Laura has an extensive amount of experience in consulting and collaborating with Olympic and professional athletes, local colleges and universities, as well as professional sport and dance facilities. Additionally, Laura previously served as the co-chair of the International Academy of Eating Disorders Sport and Exercise Special Interest Group, as well as the co-chair of the 2019 Female Athlete Conference.

Dr. Rowan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and Attending Psychologist within Boston Children’s Hospital’s Female Athlete Program and Division of Sports Medicine. Prior to joining Children’s, she served as a Staff Psychologist at McLean Hospital. She specializes in third-wave mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioural treatments for adolescents, young adults, and families. Her clinical training has been focused on the treatment of eating disorders, self-injurious behaviors, anxiety disorders, and trauma. Dr. Rowan combines her clinical expertise with her extensive training and past career as a professional ballet dancer. 

We look forward to hearing from these two experts in the near future. It is heartening to hear how knowledge and expertise in eating disorder treatment and programmes are being translated to other areas where they can be of support to those who most need.